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.
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.