• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial shade to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Upright stems reach 8 to 12 ft. tall; slowly forms a 4 to 6 ft. wide clump.
    Key Feature:
    Non-Invasive Bamboo
    Blooms:
    Inconspicuous; prized for foliage and colorful canes.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:far-GHEE-zee-uh NI-ti-duh Ju-Zie-Gao
    Plant type:Bamboo
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Columnar
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Upright stems reach 8 to 12 ft. tall; slowly forms a 4 to 6 ft. wide clump.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Inconspicuous; prized for foliage and colorful canes.
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Contemporary
    Companion PlantsJapanese Maple (Acer); Azalea (Azalea); Lily of the Valley (Pieris); Peony (Paeonia); Pachysandra (Pachysandra)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in organically rich, acidic, well-drained soil. Shelter from harsh afternoon sun exposures and drying winter winds. Let fallen leaves stay, to serve as organic mulch and prevent weeds. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial shade to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
  • History & Lore
    Lore:
    Fargesia Jiuzhaigou was originally collected in the Jiuzhaigou Park in the Sichuan province of China.