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Red Fountain Bamboo

Fargesia nitida 'Jiuzhaigou'

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Red Fountain Bamboo (Fargesia nitida 'Jiuzhaigou') at Tagawa Gardens

Red Fountain Bamboo

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Height:  10 feet

Spread:  6 feet

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Description:

This imposing selection makes a beautiful screen or accent in the garden; culms turn dark red in the second year, but will eventually turn yellow; needs morning sun to promote color; a non-invasive but vigorous variety

Ornamental Features

Red Fountain Bamboo is primarily valued in the landscape or garden for its cascading habit of growth. Its narrow leaves remain light green in color throughout the year.

Landscape Attributes

Red Fountain Bamboo is an herbaceous evergreen perennial with a shapely form and gracefully arching stalks. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and can be pruned at anytime. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Red Fountain Bamboo is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use
  • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens

Planting & Growing

Red Fountain Bamboo will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years. As an evegreen perennial, this plant will typically keep its form and foliage year-round.

This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Articulation  Massing  Screening  Garden  Naturalizing 
Applications
Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features

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