Fargesia robusta 'Pingwu'
Fargesia robusta 'Pingwu' is strong and vertical, with a clumping but open habit. It has green culms that fade to a buttery yellow and narrow, dark green leaves. This bamboo keeps its culm sheaths until mid summer.
What you get
You will receive a 2-3ltr pot, with the bamboo standing 2-3ft tall.
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. It will grow in full sun and an open aspect, but may not reach the same size and height.
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.
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