(syn. Fargesia robusta 'Campbell' )
An upright, non-running species introduced from the Wolong Nature reserve in Sichuan by Dr. Julian Campbell around 1985.
Distinctive glossy foliage.
Gradually forms a broad, clump of upright, closely spaced, green canes, eventually becoming pale yellow. The white culm sheaths are a very decorative feature in summer.
Height 12 to15ft. (4/5m).
An outstanding new introduction which has tolerated at least -15C.
Immensely useful for all purposes but exceptionally good as a non-running decorative screen for gardens. The plentiful canes can be thinned if less density is preferred.
Unfortunately limited availability at present.. .
Various clones are now available:-
'Pingwu' - A small-leaved form, so far indistinguishable from the type and possibly simply derived from the same species by means of micropropagation.
'Red Sheath' - Red tinted sheaths at the base of the branches in spring. Leaves larger than the type and appears to be much more vigorous.
'Wolong' - Larger leaves than the type and a more arching habit. A geographically different clone but similar in appearance to 'Red Sheath'. Forms a superb large specimen plant or screen.
'P King' is a new clone with large leaves, resembling 'Wolong' in its characteristics and uses.
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