Fargesia Demissa 'Gerry' is a bamboo magnificent, very colorful it will delight collectors, the contrast between a sustained foliage and purple stubble in fact an incomparable choice. Demissa 'G' can be used in hedge. Pot of 2L height 30-40cm
According to Jos van der Palen, the Fargesia demissa family would come from Gansu province in the northwestern part of the People's Republic of China. Fargesia demissa is one of the most northerly species and therefore very hardy and robust. The seeds wereselected and imported by Jos van der Palen (Kimmei bamboo nursery, the Netherlands). Fargesia demissa is probably relatively close to Fargesia nitida. On the site of Jos van der Palen there are several selections of Fargesia demissa: A, B (Bernhard), C, D, E, F, G (Gerry). Fargesia demissa 'Gerry' was elected Bamboo of the Year 2014by the members of the European Section of BambooSociety in Germany !
Bamboo plantation Fargesia Demissa 'Gerry'
All Fargesia grow much better in soil rich in humus and rich in nutrients. If soils are poor, sandy and very loamy, soils need to be improved. Mix as follows:
If the earth is clay:
Keep 33% of the earth in place.
add 33% peat (preferably blonde) or red sand.
add 33% good quality potting soil.
If the land is sandy:
Keep 50% of the earth in place
Make a good quality potting mix of up to 50%
The addition of clay granules (seramis or pumice) greatly increases the storage of water. Then do not forget to fertilize with bamboo fertilizer. (preferably nitrogen rich).
For plants sold in a pot:
It is best to plant from mid-February to early June and from September to mid-December.
For a relatively cool hedgempact plant a pot every 60-80cm.
Automatic watering the foot the first year is recommended.
Straw on the ground to keep moisture (Mulch, bark, pebbles).
Strong point of Bamboo Fargesia Demissa 'Gerry'.
Strongly Colored (sheath and thatch)
Contrasting with low plants
Note the presence of a white / blue bloom on young turions, but which tends to stay.
Good Growth ability
To protect from cold winds. (the leaves would curl tightly)
Non-marking bamboo thanks to pachymorphic rhizomes.
Using the Fargesia Demissa 'G'
Potted plant and planter (to be covered in the coldest areas)
Development of Bamboo Fargesia Demissa 'Gerry'
In 5 yearsiron 125 cm wide and about 150 cm high.
In 10 years about 150 cm wide and about 250 cm high.
At ADULT age about 200 cm wide and about 300 cm high.