Fargesia robusta

Fargesia robusta

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Fargesia robusta

What you get

You will receive a 7.5/10ltr pot.


Fargesia robusta is a strong, vertical bamboo that is clumping but open in habit. It has narrow dark green leaves, green culms and keeps its culm sheaths until mid summer. Height can reach 5m and spread is 1-1.5m in ten years.

Planting and Care

Best planted in semi shade. Plant with the addition of some organic matter and water in well. Do not let the plant dry out in the first six months, and after this if it's in the ground it should look after itself. Pots of bamboo will continue to need watering. The best food a bamboo can have is its own dead leaves and culm sheaths so leave them to mulch the base of the plant.

Planting position

Fargesia robusta is best grown in semi shade and a sheltered position, out of cold winds. If growing in a sunny site and open aspect it may not grow as fast or as tall.


Any reasonable soil is ok, add organic matter to help the bamboo establish.

Container growing

Fargesia robusta is a clump forming bamboo, it is suited to being grown in a pot. Use a good loam-based compost, don't let it dry out and feed regularly.

Height and Spread

This Bamboo can reach 16ft/5m in height, it is clump forming and should spread about 2m in ten years.