Fargesia robusta ‘Wenchuan’

Fountain Bamboo

(3 customer reviews)

From £59.95

The Umbrella bamboo is one of the more robust Fargesia bamboos.

Fargesia robusta ‘Wenchuan’ is distinguished from other cultivars by its arching form and more open growth habit. It has reddish culms and branch sheaths and larger leaves than many cultivars, giving it a very tropical appearance.

‘Wenchuan’ is also is marginally more vigorous than the popular ‘Campbell’ cultivar.

Origin: Wolong Nature Reserve in Sichuan, China
Genus: Fargesia
Species / Cultivar: robusta 'Wenchuan'
Common Name: Fountain Bamboo
Synonym: Borinda scabrida, Fargesia scabrida

Plant Biography

Native to Sichuan in China, Umbrella Bamboo is of great importance in its native range as it is a food source for the giant panda.

Fargesia robusta is a perrenial and one of the earliest bamboos to shoot in spring.

The ‘Wenchuan’ cultivar has particularly large, tropical-looking leaves.

Fargesia robusta ‘Wenchuan’
Growth Rate: Fast
Expect to see prolific growth, especially during growing season.
Final Size: Medium
Final size will be suitable for a table, plant stand, or large strong shelf.
Water Requirement: High
Likely to require supplementary watering in warmer months, even once established.
Maintenance: Low
Minimal skill or input needed beyond the basics, a very independent plant.
Eventual Height: 2m
The plant's ultimate height in typical growing conditions.
Eventual Spread: 1.5m
The plant's ultimate spread in typical growing conditions.
Hardiness: Fully Hardy
Will survive unprotected outdoors in most areas of the UK, even in the harshest winters.
Habit: Evergreen
Always in leaf throughout the year. It won't lose all its leaves at any one time.

Expert Tip

Fargesia robusta 'Wenchuan' is more sun and drought tolerant than most other Fargesias. Nonetheless, it still requires regular watering to establish and thrive.
Care & Size Guidance

Care & Size Guidance

Bamboo have a very high water requirement. During drier and hotter periods an irrigation system can help keep the plants well watered, and applying a layer of mulch helps prevent the soil from drying out too fast.

10 fargesia robusta Campbell arrived in excellent condition and on time. 5 stars. Particularly useful to be able to buy juvenile plants, I can sit back and marvel at their youthful enthusiasm...

Gwyn Lee

10 fargesia robusta Campbell arrived in excellent condition and on time. 5 stars. Particularly useful to be able to buy juvenile plants, I can sit back and marvel at their youthful enthusiasm...

3 customer reviews for Fargesia robusta ‘Wenchuan’

We ordered 6 plants to transfer into planters (80cm length each planter) after we did some homework on bamboos. The plants arrived within the estimated timeframe, we got a wrong product initially by mistake but Palm Centre apologised and sent us our bamboos the following day. They also gave advice on planting. All good so far, plants are in their planters and growing as expected. Palm Centre came highly recommended and it is indeed a great company.

Sevasti Z.

I ordered two of these Bamboo plants. Communication with regards to my order, timescales and delivery were clear, precise and the items arrived on schedule and very well packaged. Both plants were reasonably healthy although differed in shape and size – perhaps it would be wise to request similar in appearance if required. Would recommend.

Helena K.

Beautiful plants, exactly as described. Bought 3 for a 2 meter trough to screen compost bins. Perfect plants, well packed.
Arrived promptly, was kept informed of each stage of dispatch. A perfect online transaction – will definitely use The Palm Centre again. Highly recommended.

Niki B.