Fargesia jiuzhaigou 1
Height: 5 foot+
Number of canes: 6+
Pot size: 5 litres
Red Stemmed Bamboo
Fargesia jiuzhaigou is a relatively rare bamboo from China with a mass of gorgeous red canes which stay slim, it has small delicate green leaves, this beautiful bamboo is reminiscent of a Chinese ink drawing, jiuzaighou is a very well behaved bamboo, forming a neat and tidy clump. It is tolerant of deep shade but to get the best cherry red stems plant in sun. As with most Fargesia this bamboo grows very well in a container or planted into the ground. Its great if you have an awkward shady shady corner of the patio or garden you want make look fantastic. Its our favourite bamboo, we use it all the time in garden designs and it is especially great for smaller gardens. It's height can reach 3-4 metres (in the UK). Hardiness to -20°C.
For more information on how to look after bamboo please see our bamboo care notes.
These are carefully packed in to boxes that are 1.2 metres tall so the pliable canes are bent over to fit, they will straighten out again once un packed.
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Situation Open Close
Bamboo does prefer a sunny site; however they will tolerate some shade and the Fargesia varieties like partial shade. The stem colour will be more vivid if the canes are exposed to sunlight. They all prefer a rich moisture retentive soil for best growing conditions, they do not like to dry out too much, this would be evident by the leaves curling up tightly (to help prevent any further moisture loss). Therefore if planted in a windy site make sure there is plenty of available moisture to counteract the loss of moisture desiccated from the leaves.
Feeding Open Close
Before planting your bamboo you can enrich the soil with a good well rotted manure or chicken pellet fertiliser. This can be re-applied each spring to feed the developing rhizome. Feed occasionally throughout summer to promote development of new canes.
Pruning Open Close
As plants mature, prune out some of the thinner, weaker canes every few years. This will encourage the production of new thicker canes as well as helping to increase light to the base of the plant. This pruning in particular is beneficial to Phyllostachys species; it will also show off the colourful canes. Fargesia is generally too dense for such pruning.
Watering Open Close
Generally keep well watered during the growing season and long periods of dry weather (if we have any dry weather outside active growing season!).
Pests and Diseases Open Close
Generally trouble free, but sometimes can be prone to root mealy bug; look out for woolly white patches amongst the roots. To treat, water with an insecticide or a soapy solution.
Winter Care Open Close
Generally completely hardy and no need for protection.