Fargesia jiuzhaigou 1 (Red Panda)
Fargesia Jiuzhaigou 1 Is a great plant with a narrow upright habit with culms that appear first deep green and age to a red-purple ending up a pale orange yellow. The leaves are small and delicate best in light shade. This Bamboo is best planted so it gets 3-4 hours of sun a day best in the morning if possible this helps get the intence red culm colour this also tends to happen if the plant is pot grown. This Bamboo was collected in Jiuzhaigou Park in Northern Sichuan in 1986 by A German named Stephen Wagner. Best in semi shade this clump forming bamboo will reach 10-12ft in height and has proven a great garden bamboo I have one just outside my back door it puts a smile on my face every morning.
What you will recieve
The bamboo will arrive in a 3ltr pot and stand 2-3ft tall with 5-6 culms.
Planting and Care
Plant with the addition of some organic matter and water in well do not let the plant dry out in the first six months its in the ground after this it should look after its self. 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 Red Panda 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 Red Panda is a clump forming bamboo it is suited to growing in a pot use a good loam based compost and dont let it dry out feed regularly.
Height and Spead
This Bamboo can reach 12ft/4m in height it is clump forming and should spread about 1m in ten years.
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