Fargesia ‘Jiuzhaigou 1’

Red Panda Fountain Bamboo

(14 customer reviews)


Fargesia ‘Jiuzhaigou’ often called ‘Red Panda’ Fargesia was once a very rare bamboo, fortunately this fabulous clumping bamboo is now available all year at Big Plant Nursery. Fargesia ‘Jiuzhaigou’ bamboo was first discovered and collected at Jiuzhaigou Park in northern Sichuan, China by a German pharmacist Stephan Wagner. It is a clump-forming bamboo that grows to a height of around 3 metres. Excellent when planted in semi-shade to full sun, where the mixture of green, purple and red canes or culms are topped with dainty small dark green leaves. Being one of the red bamboos ‘Jui’ as we like to call it makes a superb specimen plant with it’s upright fountainous habit and can, be used by gardeners to create a stand alone specimen or planted as a hedge or screen to create a wonderful oriental or Japanese feel. When planted as a hedge or screen it can easily be pruned with shears or even hedge cutter creating either straight edges or creative curves. ‘Jui’ also grows well as a pot plant, where it will make an excellent addition to the patio garden. We have found that when planting ‘Red Panda’ as with all red bamboo the brightest colour to the culms or stems develop after exposure to direct sunlight so consider this when positioning and allow for adquate watering to aid establishment. Fargesia ‘Juizhaigou has excellent hardiness tolerating temperatures into the low minus 20 degrees celsius. A low maintenance clumping bamboo easy to grow and very hardy, highly recommended.

  • Eventual Size:Up to 3 metres, but can be pruned.
  • Position:Sun to semi shade avoid cold, north easterly winds.
  • Foliage:Evergreen.
  • Habit:Upright/Clump forming/Non-invasive.
  • Soil:All soils, but avoid waterlogged areas very dry soils will need extra watering.
  • Botanical name:Fargesia species 'Jiuzhaigou 1' .
  • Common Name:Jiu, 'Red Dragon', 'Red Panda',  Red Fountain Bamboo, Jiuzhaigou bamboo, Red Bamboo

Eventual Plant Size

Please note all images are for illustrative purposes only, depending on the season or time of year the plant you receive may be different than pictured.

14 reviews for Fargesia ‘Jiuzhaigou 1’

  1. coxfamily999 (verified owner)

    I ordered two Fargesia ‘Jiuzhaigou 1’ – 5L 100/125cm on a Wednesday afternoon, they were dispatched that afternoon and arrived with me the following day. They are both lovely Bamboo’s, far better than we have seen in local garden centres. The service is excellent, the plants are lovely, I cannot recommend the Big Plant Nursery highly enough. Do not be afraid to purchase these by mail order, I will definitely buy more plants from the Big Plant Nursery in the future.

  2. Paula Lingie (verified owner)

    Ordered 6 plants arrived well packaged and lovely healthy plants. Taller than expected which was a bonus. Will certainly be ordering from them again. Highly recommend.

  3. Kim Murphy

    Totally delighted.
    Great specimen, really healthy & lots of healthy growth to come.
    I am sure it’s turning red already in just a few days.
    Arrived really well packaged overnight, so not hanging around.
    Very friendly staff.
    Will defo order again.
    Thanks very much.

  4. Nigel Turner

    Really prompt delivery and packaged expertly plant in perfect condition.

  5. Tony Hunter

    First time buyer but definitely not the last, The plant arrived expertly packaged and it was a good job I stood back as it nearly took my eye out (joke) when I unpacked it 90-100?? it was 1.4 high at least well rooted and looking very nice ,it has been in a week now and is doing very well, many thanks big plant nursery .I am more than pleased and will not hesitate to buy again especially when the PURPLE bamboo comes back in stock..

  6. Liam Vandergraff

    Another great purchase from Big Plant Nursery! Fargesia ‘Juizhaigou’ is a stunning bamboo which when I saw at the garden centre were really disappointing, however after speaking to a really helpful person at Big Plant I was informed that not all bamboo are the same quality even if they are labelled as such. After receiving my order I can confirm that the beautiful plant i’ve just planted is so much healthier and attractive than the plants I saw at the garden centre.

  7. Jackie Stephen

    I have been looking for this type of bamboo since seeing it on gardeners world which they did not give the proper name just red panda. I went online and came across big plant nurseries and there it was. I have since ordered 2 Fargesia Jiuzhargou 1 and when i unpacked they are amazing. I will definitely order again. And thank you for the lollipop.

  8. Mr Michael Evans

    Just taken delivery of 2 of these bamboos. Very pleased with the quality of them. Well packaged and delivered to the Isle of Wight in excellent condition. Highly recommend this nursery.

  9. Maria

    elegant upright bamboo looks fab in garden

  10. Paul K

    Stunning plant much bigger than expected with masses of canes some of which have turned red in the sun, very happy with the Jiuzhaigou, another added to my collection all purchased at Big Plant!

  11. SA

    plants arrived fit and healthy thank you they are truly beautiful

  12. Steven Potter

    Very fast delivery, impressed with items purchased – would buy from again. S.Potter

  13. Josh

    WOW! Big thanks to Big Plant – What a bamboo!!!

  14. Glen Howes

    Placed my order and received the next day, superb service.

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