Fargesia robusta

Fargesia robusta 

(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.

The heights shown on our availability list represent last years height. New canes are now forming which are considerably taller and will need careful handling until later in the season.

Unfortunately limited availability at present especially in larger sizes.


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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Updated 7/5/2019