Fargesia sp. ‘Jiuzhaigou 1’

red-stemmed clumping bamboo

red dragon bamboo

Outstanding Qualities

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 Notes

Red-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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Quick Facts

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