Fargesia robusta ‘Wenchuan’
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.
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.
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.