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:Do you need to keep this bamboo in a plant pot to avoid it spreading or can you plant in the garden? ThanksAsked on 17/3/2015 by B from Birmingham
Fargesia Red Panda is not one of the invasive bamboos so it can be planted in the ground but I would still restrict the roots. We sell a bamboo control system, -I have attached a link below to this product.
Hope this helpsAnswered on 26/3/2015 by Anonymous from crocus
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
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
ThanksAsked on 3/12/2014 by Burley Lass from Ilkley
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 helpsAnswered on 3/13/2014 by Anonymous from Crocus
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