Fargesia sp ‘Juizhaigou’ Genf


This is a rare form of Jiuzhaigou which was collected as a seedling from Jiuhaigou Park in northern Sichuan China.  The canes are of reddish colour with fine  foliage.  Currently still a fairly new cultivar and quite rare.Bamboo Information:

In the twenty century Fargesia nitida and murieliae were the only two Fargesias varieties available in this country. They were perfect for small gardens, giving the touch of the oriental ambiance, clump forming, evergreen and non-invasive, suitable to be planted as a hedge, in large pots or as a specimen planted out.

Bamboo itself has a hidden nick name called ‘Century‘ plant as it due to flower once in a century, a building DNA stimulates other bamboo of same genre to flower around the world at the same period, after years of seed production most mother plant will die. In the nineteen nineties both types of Fargesia entered their flowering period at the same time this produced over the years an abundance and high excess of seedlings in their native China. To replenish the dying stock of Fargesia, collectors, Nursery men and Botanist flooded to China collecting seedlings by the thousands.

Over the years the Fargesia off spring showed a high number of variation with lots of inferior inbred plants. Twenty years on, Dutch plant breeders where able to produce artificial crosses between Fargesia and different clones of nitida to produce some extremely beautiful hybrids.

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This bamboo is non-evasive, clump forming and likes a sunny or shady spot in the garden. Perfect for hedges or as a single specimen.  Grows up to 3.5 metres

Jiuzhaigou ‘GenF’ is a rare form of Jiuzhaigou which was collected as a seedling from Jiuzhaigou Park in the northern Sichuan province of China.   It is similar to but grows much taller, the  culms also turn a vibrant red when exposed to bright sunlight,  but are a bit thicker. Cold hardy  and well suited for the outdoor garden or pot.

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