Common Names: Red Dragon
Maximum Height: 9 Feet
Maximum diameter: 1 inch
Zone: 5-9 (Tolerant to -20 degrees Fahrenheit-doesn’t do well in high heat and humidity).
Light Requirements: Prefers mostly sunny environments, but not intense sunlight.
What is the red bamboo plant?
This plant is a very popular clumping bamboo that is sought after for its bold-colored stalks and light feathery leaves that look divine in any garden. This bamboo species is highly ornamental with new culms starting out a bright red color. Unfortunately, stalks do change to a yellow color as the plant ages. Lore states that Fargesia Jiuzhaigou originated from China and was collected in Jiuzhaigou Park by a German pharmacist in 1986.
Limitations And Uses:
This is one species of bamboo that does well in containers. Many people who grow red dragon in a container experience the brightest and most vibrant stalks. It’s also extremely cold hardy, so it’s a good option for people who are looking for a bamboo species that will grow outside in the winter. Besides its decorative uses, it is probably mostly known for its use as a screen or hedge. Fargesia Jiuzhaigou is a clumping plant so you don’t have to worry about using control barriers. One thing you should note is that clumping bamboo plants don’t fill in screens or hedges quickly. So, if you want to use Fargesia Jiuzhaigou you should be prepared to wait a couple years for them it to properly fill in or you should be willing to buy more plants. Buying the extra plants with clumping varieties can get costly, but it is one of the most preferable ways to make a good screen without putting in a barrier. If you want to learn about where to buy Fargesia Jiuzhaigou and how to pick out healthy plants check out bamboo plants for sale.