Fargesia Red Panda ('Jiu')

umbrella bamboo

5 litre pot
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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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4.8

(based on 4 reviews)

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Pros

  • Attractive (3)
  • Hardy (3)
  • Healthy (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Garden (4)
  • Patio (3)

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5.0

Red Panda

By Jess

from Scotland

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy
  • Resist Frost And Wintry

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Lawn
    • Outdoors
    • Patio
    • Pool Area

    Comments about Fargesia Red Panda ('Jiu'):

    Very beautiful bamboo. Red streaks complement my red bamboo fence and Indian red sandstone. Very hardy. Planted in a large whisky barrell

    • Your Gardening Experience:
    • Real novice

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Perfect for small sensory garden

    By Little gardener

    from Cheshire

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Hardy
    • Healthy
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden
      • Patio

      Comments about Fargesia Red Panda ('Jiu'):

      Used in a jungle themed sensory area and the children love the noise of the leaves rustling when the wind blows. It has stayed healthy in a pot but I expected it to grow slightly faster.

      • Your Gardening Experience:
      • Keen but clueless

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent bamboo

      By Klimpa

      from Cambridge

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Excellent Quality Plant
      • Hardy

      Cons

      • No Negatives

      Best Uses

      • Garden
      • Good Screening Plant

      Comments about Fargesia Red Panda ('Jiu'):

      This bamboo grew away very well and has doubled in height and girth each year from planting. Delicate, airy, leaves and stems. It has provided a good screen, planted in the ground, in front of a fence, in a semi-shaded, fairly dry corner of the patio. I chose this bamboo because I did not want a very tall or invasive variety, it may not have the striking coloured stems of other varieties but in other respects it is very satisfactory.

      • Your Gardening Experience:
      • Experienced

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Nice Healthy plant

      By Puffin

      from Newmarket Suffolk

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Healthy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Garden
        • Patio

        Arrived fast well packaged---Nice healthy looking plant---I really like it---will buy more bamboo

        • Your Gardening Experience:
        • Experienced

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        • Q:

          When is the best time to trim the top off the bamboo if I need to reduce the height?
          Asked on 19/2/2017 by Sukh from Central London

          1 answer

          • Plant Doctor

            A:

            Hello,

            These plants prefer not to be cut back, however if it needs to be done, then the best time to tackle it is in spring - although you may also need to give the new shoots a trim after they have unfurled in early summer.

            Answered on 24/2/2017 by Helen from crocus
        • Q:

          How long would it take for this to grow to 6/7 foot? Would it be better in large pots on a patio or in the ground?
          Asked on 10/2/2017 by emma from oxford

          1 answer

          • Plant Doctor

            A:

            Hello,

            This is a very difficult questionto answer as the groth rate is largely determined by external factors such as the available water, light and nutrients. I would say however that it would ultimately be happier and grow faster if it is planted out in the ground.

            Answered on 13/2/2017 by Helen from crocus
        • Q:

          how tall does this grow?
          Asked on 10/1/2017 by magyar from keyhaven

          1 answer

          • Plant Doctor

            A:

            Hello there
            This plant can grow up to 4m tall eventually given the right conditions.

            Answered on 11/1/2017 by Anonymous from crocus
        • Q:

          Can this bamboo tolerate a windy aspect? If not can you recommend another? It would also need to be suitable for growing in a planter. Thanks
          Asked on 2/10/2016 by Danger mouse from Leeds

          1 answer

          • Plant Doctor

            A:

            Hello,

            No, this bamboo prefers a sheltered spot, but we do sell Pseudosasa japonica, which will tolerate a more exposed position - please click on the following link to go straight to it (and do keep in mind it will spread!)

            http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/pseudosasa-japonica/classid.1620/

            Answered on 5/10/2016 by Helen from crocus
        • Q:

          I would like to make a screen out of bamboo for a sunk patio. The bamboo will be East facing, protected from the wind, in shade and planted in a 150 cm X 30 Cm X 30 cm planter. Can you pls advise whether this bamboo is suitable for this purpose and how many pots I should purchase. Thank you
          Asked on 12/7/2016 by GreenFingers from Chiswick

          1 answer

          • Plant Doctor

            A:

            Hello,

            Most bamboos prefer a spot that gets a reasonable amount of sun, and although this is one of the more compact forms, your pots do sound pretty snug, so I would not really recommend it. A better option would be the Taxus (it tolerates shadier positions), although your pots still sound really small if you are trying to create a long term screen. You could certainly start them off in these (planting at 30cm intervals), however they will need a high level of maintenance (watering and feeding mainly), and they will need to be potted up into something larger in a year or two. Please click on the following link to go straight to them.

            http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/hedging/plcid.30/vid.11/

            Answered on 20/7/2016 by Helen from crocus
        • Q:

          What is the best time of year to plant this type of bamboo? Would planting in mid/late June be too late?
          Asked on 30/5/2016 by lateplanter from Winchester

          1 answer

          • Plant Doctor

            A:

            Hello,

            The best times to plant are spring or autumn, although you can plant at any time of the year, provided the ground is not frozen or waterlogged. If you do plant during the warmer months, you will also need to make sure it is kept well watered.

            Answered on 31/5/2016 by Helen from crocus
        • Q:

          Do you need to keep this bamboo in a plant pot to avoid it spreading or can you plant in the garden? Thanks
          Asked on 17/3/2015 by B from Birmingham

          1 answer

        • 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 22/7/2014 by RW from SE London

          1 answer

          • 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 25/7/2014 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 12/3/2014 by Burley Lass from Ilkley

          1 answer

          • 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 13/3/2014 by Anonymous from Crocus
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