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This bamboo comes relatively recently from the Chinese national park by that name, Jiuzhaigou, a mountainous region of northern Sichuan that translates "Valley of Nine Villages", Tibetan villages centuries old on and around turquoise lakes. Coming from elevations of 6,500 - 15,000 feet, this Fargesia is not amenable to hot temperatures. But for the culms to become as red as they might be, morning sun, 2-4 hours, is needed; and then afternoon shade to keep it cool enough. This is not a bamboo for the hot and humid Southeastern U.S.
It does wonderfully in a pot, with perhaps a color complimentary to the newer red culms and then the later yellow ones. If not in a pot, then as a featured specimen where its tiniest of leaves and slender, less than an inch, culms can be displayed without distraction.
Minimum temperature: -20° F
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