Fargesia robusta Campbell
What you get
You will receive a 3ltr pot.
Fargesia robusta Campbell is a strong, vertical bamboo that is shorter than robusta clumping but open in habit. It has narrow large dark green leaves, olive green culms and keeps its white culm sheaths until mid summer. Height can reach 3/4m 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.
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.
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.