Red Clumping Bamboo

Fargesia nitida 'Jiuzhaigou'

A highly ornamental, non-invasive, clumping bamboo with finely textured foliage and striking red canes that age to yellow. An excellent, cold hardy specimen or container plant, its upright habit makes it very suitable for hedges or privacy screening. Thrives in cooler summer regions. Evergreen.
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Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationfar-GHEE-zee-uh NI-ti-duh Ju-Zie-Gao
LoreFargesia Jiuzhaigou was originally collected in the Jiuzhaigou Park in the Sichuan province of China.
Average Size at MaturityUpright stems reach 8 to 12 ft. tall; slowly forms a 4 to 6 ft. wide clump.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage and colorful canes.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary
Growth HabitColumnar
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBarrier, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Poolside, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Special FeatureClump Forming, Clumping Bamboo, Easy Care, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest, Non-Invasive
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsJapanese Maple (Acer); Azalea (Azalea); Lily of the Valley (Pieris); Peony (Paeonia); Pachysandra (Pachysandra)

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 7

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