Fargesia Red Panda ('Jiu')

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  • 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:

    I want a thin line of red panda (or other not too leafy bamboo) along a scruffy fence. How far would a 5 litre pot stretch?
    Asked on 7/22/2014 by RW from SE London

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    • Plant Doctor

      A:

      Hello,

      Ideally I would not split this bamboo for another year or two, but then you may be able to create up to 4 separate plants. Given time, each plant can spread to around 1.5m, but you will need to be patient.

      Answered on 7/25/2014 by helen from crocus
  • Q:

    How big are they when purchased and how quickly do they grow. What would be a suitable container ie size and shape as I need screening on a patio
    Thanks
    Asked on 3/12/2014 by Burley Lass from Ilkley

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    • Plant Doctor

      A:

      Hello there
      The Fargesia 'Red Panda' in a 5lt pot will be approx 40-50cm tall. I would plant it in a large container at least 45cm diameter and deep, in a John Innes no 3 compost with a water retaining gel. Bamboos are really thirsty plants, so you will need to water it regularly and feed through the growing season.
      Regarding how fast this bamboo will grow, -it is classed as average to fast growing, but exactly how fast it grows will depend on many external factors such as light, water, aspect.
      Hope this helps

      Answered on 3/13/2014 by Anonymous from Crocus
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