Fargesia nitida Jiuzhaigou Genf
What you get
You will receive a 5ltr pot
Fargesia nitida Jiuzhaigou Genf is a rare form of the species which was found as a seedling by a Swiss bamboo collecter in Jiuzhaigou Park, Northern Sichuan, China. It should be the tallest of all the Jiuzhaigou, reaching upto 15ft. The culms have great colour, turning a cherry red with a bit of sun. The leaves are small and delicate like all Jiuzhaigou. This is a clump forming bamboo, it will make a great garden or pot plant.
Planting and Care
Best planted in semi-shade. Plant with the addition of some organic matter and water in well. Do not let the plant dry out in the first six months, and after this if it's in the ground it should look after itself. Pots of bamboo will continue to need watering. The best food a bamboo can have is its own dead leaves and culm sheaths so leave them to mulch the base of the plant.
Fargesia Genf is best grown in semi shade and a sheltered position, out of cold winds. If growing in a sunny site try and give it afternoon shade.
Any reasonable soil is ok, add organic matter to help the bamboo establish.
Fargesia Genf is a clump forming bamboo, it is suited to being grown in a pot. Use a good loam-based compost, don't let it dry out and feed regularly.
Height and spread
This Bamboo can reach 15ft/5m in height, it is clump forming and should spread about 1m in ten years.