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Fargesia nitida Jiuzhaigou Dwarf Bamboo

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Fargesia Nitida ‘Jiuzhaigou’ (commonly known as the Red Panda Fargesia Bamboo) has colourful stems with evergreen leaves. The stems/culms of this spectacular clump-forming dwarf bamboo emerge green, turn deep red and mature to yellowish-orange. In fact, the change in colours is a response to the amount of light the stems receive.

Best qualities of Fargesia nitida ‘Jiuzhaigou’: Spectacular change in the colour of the culms/stems from emerging green to deep red and aged to yellowish orange. Needs sunlight for best result.

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Bamboo Fargesia ‘Jiuzhaigou’ features and care

Fargesia nitida ‘Jiuzhaigou’ is a hardy bamboo, it grows to an average height of 3 metres and spread 2 metres in clump formation.

  • Identification: Fargesia nitida ‘Jiuzhaigou’, clump-forming bamboo, dwarf bamboo, Red Panda’ Fargesia.
  • Culms: emerge green, turn red and age to orange.
  • Leaves: dense evergreen foliage.
  • Max Height: 2 – 4 metres.
  • Spread: 1 – 2 metres, non-invasive, clump forming.
  • Winterhardiness: -15 to -20 degrees Celsius.
  • Uses: Ideal for pots and containers, or sites where there is direct sunlight.
  • Care: prefers direct sunlight, and requires good soil and moisture.

Cost of Clump-forming bamboo plants

This cost listing below is an estimated price of the common Clump-forming bamboo plants based on the cost of 10 – 20 L pots.

The comparison table shows the price ranges (lowest and highest prices) from over 10 UK online retailers, including the major online market like Amazon and eBay.

Note that the prices are indicative of the costs of packages (P&P) and delivery charges, and are subject to changes. Use this table as a guide.

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Scientific name

Guided Price Range

Fargesia murielae Simba

£30.00 - £80.00

Fargesia murielae Winter Joy

£40.00 - £70.00

Fargesia murielae Jumbo

£40.00 - £90.00

Fargesia murielae Rufa

£20.00 - £60.00

Fargesia nitida Black Pearl

£30.00 - £70.00

Clumping bamboo Fargesia murielae group: A guide to help you find the right bamboo. (note that the prices range is indicative only. Please, check in-store or online for updated prices.

Fargesia Nitida Fountain Bamboos

We featured 7 common types of the Nitida group.

They are non-invasive bamboo plants which mean that will not send their shoots away from the parent plant.

The clumps form a dense upright wall to support the ‘fountain’ foliage.

Fargesia nitida is among the stunning Fargesia bamboos in the UK, owing their names to the appearances of the evergreen fountain-like foliage and colourful stems.

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Fargesia nitida Dwarf Bamboo

Unlike the other Fargesias, this dwarf bamboo requires a good amount of sunlight.

The clump-forming bamboo thrives in moist well-drained soils.

When planted in large pots and containers, the soil must be kept moist and nutrient-rich to make it happy.

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