Fargesia Red Panda ('Jiu')
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average to fast growing
- Hardiness: fully hardy
The upright canes of this beautiful, clump-forming bamboo emerge green, but turn golden orange, then rich reddish brown in their second or third year. This effect is more pronounced when grown in a sunnier spot. These colourful canes form a dense clump and are clothed in slender green leaves, which are retained throughout the year. The dense, upright growth makes this particularly good for hedging or narrow borders.
- Garden care: Do not allow to dry out while the plant is getting established.
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Q:We are looking to use bamboo as a screening hedge but only have a relatively narrow area to plant it in. I note that these bamboo grow to 1.5m wide. We are planning on restricting future growth with lining - whats sort of width and depth should we use for the lining to ensure healthy growth? Thank youAsked on 10/1/2015 by Bamboo planter
A:This bamboo is ideal for hedging as it has the upright dense canes.
You don't say what the width of your planting bed is but really it needs to be at least 60cm wide with a depth of 60-120cm.
We do sell a bamboo control system- I have attached a link below.
Hope this helpsAnswered on 14/1/2015 by Anonymous from crocus
is this bamboo suitable for a container?
how tall approx would the plant be when purchased
can you recommend any other reasonably sized container bamboos for me to look at?
is it ok to thin out bamboo by cutting back stems - what time of year is it best to do this.
thanks!Asked on 3/26/2014 by FK from manchester
Fargesia 'Red Panda' can be grown in a pot. But bamboos are thirsty plants so the container will need to be large, and it will need to watered regularly to prevent the plant drying out, and fed during the growing season.
The Fargesia 'Red Panda' in a 0.9lt pot is a small young plant so will only be approx 10-15cm tall. The 2lt pot will be approx 25-30cm tall, and the 5lt will be approx 40-50cm tall.
This is a good bamboo to grow in a container as it is one of the smaller varieties with upright growth. This is a new, sought after bamboo which is reflected in it's price, but a lovely bamboo.
Alternatively Fargesia rufa is suitable for growing in a container. It is a bit smaller than the previous bamboo,- it can eventually grow to 3m x 1.5 m wide.
In the spring you can cut down to ground level any weak, dead, damaged or spindly canes. Also you can remove some of the lower foliage from the bottom of the canes.
Hope this helpsAnswered on 3/28/2014 by Anonymous from Crocus
Q:I am concerned that bamboo can be aggressive and therefore should this be planted with a lining etc. ? or is this variety ok to go straight in the ground? I'm keen to use this plant as a way of providing some privacy so should I plant 2/3 in close proximity?
The garden is small and currently a blank canvas so im free to go with any recommendationsAsked on 3/25/2014 by wildsaint from Fleet
Even though Fargesia 'Red Panda' is clump forming, and not one of the more vigorous and invasive bamboos, it is advisable to restrict the roots using a rigid, non-perishable barrier to prevent the plant from colonising adjacent plantings.
They can eventually reach 4m x 1.5m wide, so how close you plant them depends on how quickly you want to have screening, but if you want more immediate screening, then you can plant them approx 50cm apart.
Hope this helps.Answered on 3/26/2014 by Anonymous from Crocus
Q:Approximately how many canes would you expect per pot of bamboo please?Asked on 3/22/2014 by LJC from glouccestershire
The Fargesia 'Red Panda' in a 0.9lt pot will be a very young plant, so will only have 1 small cane at the monent. These plants are quite rare so this is reflected in the price, but are a lovely bamboo.Answered on 3/24/2014 by Anonymous from Crocus
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