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Native alternative(s) for Fargesia rufa 'Green Panda':
Arundinaria gigantea Form
Plants that fill a similar niche:
Rhaphiolepis indica Rhaphiolepis indica
Lagerstroemia indica Full shrub in bloom
Ilex x 'Nellie R. Stevens' Ilex x 'Nellie R. Stevens'

Green panda bamboo Fargesia rufa 'Green Panda'

Description

'Green Panda' is a cultivar clumping bamboo in the Poaceae (grass) family and is native to China.  Clumping bamboos are not invasive as are the ones with running roots. This plant grows 6-10 feet tall and wide, rarely flowers and has a vase shape with arching stems. It is evergreen, cold hard, heat tolerant, drought tolerant and deer resistant.

"Green Panda' does best with some protection from the hot afternoon sun and cold winter winds. It prefers fertile, moist, well-drained soils in part shade but will tolerate full sun and average well-drained garden soils. Being evergreen, it makes a good hedge for a privacy screen. You can also use this plant in containers and around paved areas such as patios and pools.  

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems: No significant problems.

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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Fargesia
    Species:
    rufa
    Family:
    Poaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    China
    Dimensions:
    Height: 6 ft. 0 in. - 10 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 6 ft. 0 in. - 10 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Clumping
    Dense
    Vase
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Description:
    Rarely flowers
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Long-lasting
    Leaf Type:
    Sheath
    Leaf Shape:
    Linear
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves are green above and gray-green on the undersurface and grow to 4 inches long. New growth has a rusty red sheath.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Patio
    Pool/Hardscape
    Landscape Theme:
    Asian Garden
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Hedge
    Mass Planting
    Screen/Privacy
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought