A Fargesia with new culms that have attractive rusty reddish sheaths and a non-invasive root system. It is a shorter Fargesia, only about 10 feet tall when mature, but a vigorous grower, sending up many new culms each season. (Full description, see page: Fargesia sp. Rufa)
Green Panda is the trade name for a single specimen of Fargesia sp. 'Rufa' that was selected originally by Jan Oprins of Plant Oprins in Belgium. He chose this particular plant, based on its exceptional vigor and beauty, to be the subject for tissue culture propagation. Plant Oprins has made thousands of plants with identical genetics to the original favorite which has proven very successful in landscapes all across Europe. Bamboo Horticulturalist Susanne Lucas introduced this fine cultivar to the United States.