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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  • 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

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    • Plant Doctor



      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

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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 22/7/2014 by RW from SE London

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    • Plant Doctor



      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
    Asked on 12/3/2014 by Burley Lass from Ilkley

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    • Plant Doctor


      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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