Fargesia sp. ‘Jiuzhaigou 1’
red-stemmed clumping bamboo
red dragon bamboo
This stunning medium-sized clumping bamboo is grown for it colorful red culms (bamboo stems). New culms emerge in late spring a bright green; as they mature the color changes to red and yellow. The small thin leaves are evergreen, although about 1/3 of the leaves will turn golden yellow and drop in autumn leaving an airy and feathery canopy through the winter. Red-stemmed clumping bamboo is very winter hardy and makes a great specimen in a large container.
Colors & Combos
Great Color Contrasts: chartreuse, cream, purple, white
Great Color Partners: black, bronze, burgundy, orange, red, yellow
Culture NotesRed-stemmed clumping bamboo grows best in rich, well drained soil. The stem color is best in light, open or dappled shade, preferably with morning sun for 2 to 4 hours and protection from the hot afternoon sun. In more shade or more sun the stem color will vary. This evergreen bamboo will naturally shed about 1/3 of its foliage in the autumn giving a lovely airy appearance through the winter.
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Plant Type: clumping bamboo
Foliage Type: evergreen
Plant Height: 10 ft. 0 in. (3.05 m.)
Plant Width/Spread: 8 ft. 0 in. (2.44 m.)
Hardiness: USDA Zones 5 to 9
Sun/Light Exposure: light to dappled shade
Water Requirements: regular watering