French name : Fargesia nitida Jiuzhaigou 'genf', fargesia jiuzhagou 'Geneve', Fargesia nitida Jiuzhaigou sp12.
What sets him apart from his cousin Fargesia Jiuzhaigou sp1 (red panda): Grows higher than fargesia nitida jiuzhaigou sp1 and Red dragon, slightly thicker stubble.
The Fargesia nitida sp 'jiuzhaigou genf' can be considered as the twelfth semi harvested in the fabulous Jiuzhaigou Valley in China. It is a Swiss amateur who brought it back after the first two harvests of MM. Wagner (1986) and Willumeit (1989). Its name comes from its Swiss origins, it is the contraction of 'Geneva form'. To pronounce 'Gueinf', if you discusstez of this bamboo with another passionate of northern Europe (a Belgian for example!). Its harvesting place is located at an important altitude (3500 m) , where the plants enjoy a thick mist most of the day. This is probably why Fargesia nitida 'jiuzhaigou genf' is less tolerant of full sun than other seedlings in this region. Fargesia jiuzhaigou 'genf' (Belgium 2012). You have to choose a location protected from full sun all day long. Fargesia nitida 'Jiuzhaigou Genf' takes the same color in the spring as Fargesia nitida sp 'jiuzhaigou 1'. Its stubble can be adorned with a red ranging from cherry to burgundy. Then the culms take a more orange color. The branches, on the other hand, keep their red clothes all year round. Its development is very impressive and it reveals each year amultitude of new shoots. It easily reaches 4 meters high . Like the other Fargesia nitida sp 'jiuzhaigou',it is exceptionally resistant to cold.
Planting fargesia fargesia nitida 'Genf'
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 contribution of good quality potting soil 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).
It is best to plant from mid-February to early June and from September to mid-December.
For a hedge: Plant a pot every 80cm max.
6 plants for 5 meters of hedges.
Automatic watering the foot the first year is recommended.
Straw on the ground to keep moisture (Mulch, bark, pebbles).