Fargesia Robusta Campbell (non-invasive bamboo)
Fargesia Robusta Campbell is winter hardy and has large, green, pointed leaves with white bracts and deep green upright stems. The bamboo is also known as white sheet because of its white bracts that usually drop off in winter. With the blueish tinge on the underside of the shiny leaves, the colour combination is beautiful. This bamboo species is non-invasive and will not impact on the rest of your garden or paved areas. A bamboo plant in your garden is a stunning sight, with an almost eastern look. Additionally, it exudes tranquillity.
Fargesia Robusta Campbell (bamboo)
Fargesia Robusta Campbell can reach some four metres high and 1.5 metres wide. In other words, it can become rather large. If you use this bamboo as hedging, we recommend pruning in May or June and again in August. Robusta Campbell is also suitable for planting in a pot or container. And, of course, you can also plant it in your garden as a solitary plant.
Growing non-invasive bamboo Robusta Campbell
Fargesia Robusta Campbell originally comes from China, but is now a welcome guest everywhere. This is with good reason, because of its beautiful, somewhat luxurious look and the fact that it is winter hardy to some -25 degrees Celsius.
Why go for Fargesia Robusta Campbell bamboo hedging?
- Fargesia Robusta Campbell looks stunning in your garden, bringing a true sense of tranquillity.
- This bamboo can cope with temperatures to -25 degrees Celsius. It is therefore definitely winter hardy.
- It’s a strong plant you’ll be able to enjoy for many years.
- It looks stunning in every garden and home whether grown as hedging or as a solitary plant.
- It’s also non-invasive.
- It forms a thick hedge, which is great for those seeking privacy.
- Pruning is only necessary if you use this bamboo as hedging.
When is the best time to plant your Fargesia Robusta Campbell bamboo?
The best time to plant your Fargesia Robusta Campbell in your garden is from end February/early March through to autumn. If you plant it later than this, protect the roots with a thick layer of straw or a handful of leaves.
How do you plant a Fargesia Robusta Campbell bamboo hedge?
- Weed the ground.
- Dig a trench. This should be twice as wide as the root ball. Stretch out a piece of string beforehand as this will help you dig a straight trench.
- Loosen the soil in the trench.
- Mix the loose earth at the bottom of the trench with compost.
- Position the bamboo plants next to the trench. Once, you’re entirely satisfied with the spacing you can plant them in the ground. But make sure you first immerse the root ball in water.
- When planting, the top of the root ball should be just below ground level.
- Fill the trench with earth and pack the soil down firmly.
- Give the plants plenty of water after planting and definitely make sure to water them regularly in dry periods too. It’s important that the roots don’t dry out.
- This bamboo plant prefers shelter from winds. So plant yours somewhere sheltered from northern and easterly winds.
- Fargesia Robusta Campbell prefers well-drained, humus-rich soil.
- This bamboo plant does not like to stand in wet ground for long periods. It’s best to water your bamboo thoroughly every now and then, instead of watering it a little every day.
- Fargesia Robusta Campbell is not suitable as a low or narrow hedge as it can reach up to four metres high and 1.5 metres wide. If you want a low and narrow hedge, choose a different hedging plant.
- Fargesia Robusta Campbell prefers full sun or partial shade.
- This bamboo can reach some four metres high and up to 1.5 metres wide. That’s why for smaller sized plants you should plant four plants per linear metre and proportionally fewer per metre for larger plants.
- Make sure the top of the root ball is somewhat lower than ground level as this will benefit the plant.
Advice and Care
In principle, no pruning is needed if you plant your Fargesia Robusta Campbell in a container or pot or as solitary plant in your garden. If you use it as hedging, pruning is certainly recommended. The best time to prune is in May or June and again in August.
Fargesia Robusta Campbell likes having moist feet, which is why you should give the root ball a good drenching before placing it in the ground. After planting, make sure the soil is moist but not too wet, because bamboo hates having constantly wet feet. If there’s hardly any or no rain, you can help the plant by watering regularly.
It doesn’t matter what subsoil you plant your Fargesia Robusta Campbell in, but do make sure that the soil is humus-rich. Mix garden compost through the soil before planting your bamboo. You can also add organic fertilizer as feed.
Treating common problems
Fargesia Robusta Campbell is incredibly strong and is not or hardly sensitive to mould, disease, or pests.
Advantages and disadvantages of Fargesia Robusta Campbell (bamboo)
- This bamboo is easy to prune.
- Fargesia Robusta Campbell prefers sun or partial shade.
- In principle, it can be planted in any type of soil as long it’s humus-rich.
- The plant is very strong. You’ll be able to enjoy it for many years to come.
- This bamboo is hardly affected by disease or infestations.
- It doesn’t like having constantly wet feet. Water regularly in dry weather, but remember, not too much.
- We recommend protecting the bamboo plant from the wind.
- It is not possible to create a low or narrow hedge with Fargesia Robusta Campbell as it grows too high and too wide. You should choose another hedging plant for this.
Fargesia Robusta Campbell is a non-invasive and winter hardy bamboo. With its eastern and somewhat luxurious look, it is a real eye-catcher in your garden. Moreover it’s really easy to care for and can be planted almost anywhere. If you create a hedge from this bamboo plant, you’ll have plenty of privacy. In short, it’s an ideal plant for your garden!
Order your Fargesia Robusta Campbell now. Then you’ll have your plants in no time and the enjoyment can start. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask our customer services.