Jiuzhaigou '1' are a highly adaptable Fargesia. For best results plant in any free draining soil damp soil. In early spring feed with a liquid food with a high nitrogen content, this will help promote new growth and give the plant a boost after the dormant period. In summer a slow release fertiliser is preferable. As with most plants, especially Bamboo always ensure the plant has an adequate water supply especially when planted in a container. This Bamboo requires no special treatment or requirements during the winter months
Planting Position:For best results plant in a bright sunny spot, will also be happy in light shaded areas. Preferably away from exposed windy sites.
Soil: A highly adaptable plant for all soil types, however it is not suited to wet, boggy ground.
Suitable for container planting: Yes a perfect choice for containers, will need repotting approximately every 2 years into larger pots and fresh compost.
Eventual height and spread: Upto 3 metres high with a 2 metre spread.
Growth speed: Relatively quick.
Growth habit: Upright canes with a cascading foliage
Flowering Period: Not Applicable.
Pruning: Not Necessary
Foliage: Narrow pale green leaves on thin reddish canes.
Evergreen: Yes, but like most Bamboo Fargesia, Jiuzhaigou will shed some older foliage in late Autumn through to early Winter, this is not a cause for concern and is perfectly normal, they will soon be replaced when the temperatures start to rise in spring.
Hardiness: Whole of the Uk to -20