Fargesia robusta Campbell. Clumping hardy bamboos in 15 litre pots 6ft tall plants
Fargesia robusta Campbell
This is a good choice for a clumping bamboo to create a narrow screen, being taller, more upright, and more robust than other Fargesia.
It has dark green foliage and light green canes, with new shoots that are hairy and rusty red upon emergence from the ground in early spring.
The cane sheaths persist and soon fade to a light color, almost white, giving the stems a very attractive checkerboard look in the spring through early summer.
This bamboo is more sun tolerant than most other Fargesia, quick growing without being invasive and extremely hardy.
Eventual height is around 4m in 10 years.
Foliage Colour: Dark green
Stem Colour: Rust red, maturing to white and dark green
Supplied in: 15L black growers pots 6ft tall now and will be 8+ft this summer.
Approx Growth Height x Spread in 10 years : 3-4m x 1.5m
Flowering Period: None, every 100 years!
Hardiness: Fully hardy.
Growing Habit: Upright, Clumping.
Rate of Growth: Fast for a Fargesia.
Uses: Screening / Hedging, Architectural.
Light Requirements: Full sun, partial shade.
Moisture: Moist but well-drained.
Soil Requirements: Loam, Acid, Alkaline, Neutral, Rich in hummus.