Fargesia Jiuzhaigou ‘Deep Purple’

Red Panda bamboo

(1 customer review)

From £27.95

Relatively new to cultivation, this cultivar of the Fargesia jiuzhaigou has dark purple canes and delicate foliage.

Fargesia Jiuzhaigou’s stems go through stages of yellow, green, orange and finally a deep shade of purple. The best colour develops when it is grown in full, direct sunshine. It Is also a clumping bamboo (as opposed to ‘running’ bamboo) and is thus more well behaved.

Origin: China
Genus: Fargesia
Species / Cultivar: nitida 'Jiuzhaigou 1'
Common Name: Red Panda bamboo
Synonym: Fargesia 'Jiu'

Plant Biography

From Sichuan Province in China this unusual clumping bamboo has a range of uses in contemporary gardens in the UK.

The species name ‘jiuzhaigou’ (pronounced ‘Ju-Zie-Gao’) translates to ‘the valley of nine villages’, a reference to a series of 9 old Tibetan villages that once inhabited the valley.

Grow it as a stand-alone specimen either in the ground or in a pot or planter, along the back of a border where it will provide an effective, dense, noise-reducing screen, or even as a hedge which can easily be trimmed to the preferred size and shape.

Fargesia Jiuzhaigou ‘Deep Purple’
Soil: Moisture Retaining
Soil that drains at a slower rate due to higher organic matter content.
Growth Rate: Fast
Expect to see prolific growth, especially during growing season.
Water Requirement: Medium
Once it is established, this plant is likely to only require watering during drier periods.
Maintenance: Low
Minimal skill or input needed beyond the basics, a very independent plant.
Eventual Height: 4-8m
The plant's ultimate height in typical growing conditions.
Eventual Spread: 1.5-2.5m
The plant's ultimate spread in typical growing conditions.
Hardiness: Fully Hardy
Will survive unprotected outdoors in most areas of the UK, even in the harshest winters.
Habit: Evergreen
Always in leaf throughout the year. It won't lose all its leaves at any one time.
Lifecycle: Perennial
This plant is persistant and does not die off after flowering. It will return each season indefinitely, if provided with suitable growing conditions.

Expert Tip

Despite it being a clumping bamboo, we still advise you use root barrier to keep it under control, especially if planting it along a shared boundary.
Care & Size Guidance

Care & Size Guidance

Easy to care for it will more or less look after itself with just an occasional watering during hot dry weather and the annual removal of any dead canes.

Another absolutely beautiful plant from the Palm Centre, I have bought quite a few over recent years and every one is fantastic – cant rate highly enough – 10 stars

Shaz

Another absolutely beautiful plant from the Palm Centre, I have bought quite a few over recent years and every one is fantastic – cant rate highly enough – 10 stars

1 customer review for Fargesia Jiuzhaigou ‘Deep Purple’

well done top marks, lovely purple bamboo, good size great price .very well packed quick delivery. will be buying from you again thank you for a great plant

kris (verified owner)