Fargesia robusta ‘Wenchuan’

Fountain Bamboo

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.

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

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

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...