Fargesia dracocephala - Plant
Description for Fargesia dracocephala
Sacred Bamboo is a woody shrub, native to China and Japan, often used in landscaping. Its distinctive double-compound or triple-compoud leaves which have lance shaped leaflets are held on multiple nonbranching stems.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Sacred Bamboo, Heavenly Bamboo, Nandina||Green||May-July.||9 to 16 feet||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
An accurate soil test will tell you where your pH currently stands. Acidic (sour) soil is counteracted by applying finely ground limestone, and alkaline (sweet) soil is treated with ground sulfur.
If you order roses from a mail-order company, shipped in the spring as bare roots when plants are fully dormant, well before they have leafed out
|Full Sun||Well-drained soil||Medium||-||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Fargesia dracocephala
- Start with pruning shears for smaller growth.
- Use loppers, which look like giant, long-handle shears, for growth that is more than half an inch thick.
- A small pruning saw is handy, as it cuts on both the push and the pull.
Typical uses of Fargesia dracocephala
Special features: The plant tends to form ever larger clumps. In spring, there are large panicles of small white flowers at the end of stems followed by green berries which ripen to bright red that are held for many months (unless eaten by birds).
Culinary use: leaves
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.