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Fargesia Robusta Campbell Umbrella Bamboo

fargesia robusta campbell bamboo

Fargesia Robusta Campbell is non-invasive. A popular bamboo due to its clump-forming nature and stunning appearance. Enclosed on the light brown sheaths are the bright green culms (stems), turning olive-green as they mature. Fargesia Robusta Campbell is a beautiful bamboo in the Fargesia Robusta Umbrella Bamboo group.

Characteristics of Fargesia robusta ‘Campbell’

  • Identification: Umbrella Bamboo ‘Campbell’, Clump-forming, robust (fast-growing) bamboo.
  • Culms: Slender tall and deep green culms.
  • Leaves: Dark green foliage.
  • Mature Height: tall bamboo, 5 – 7m.
  • Spread: 2.5 – 3m.
  • Hardiness: – 20 degrees Celsius.
  • Site: Sun or part-shade.
  • Care: Low maintenance bamboo plant, prefers sunny sites.

Fargesia Robusta Campbell is the fastest growing bamboo in the Fargesia murielae and Fargesia Nitida group, hence the name robust or robusta. Its stem is strikingly slender and tall, new growths form tight clusters, ideal for tall hedges and natural privacy screens.

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Fargesia Robusta ‘Campbell’ Bamboo

Umbrella Bamboo ‘Campbell’ is well known as the Fargesia murielae robusta ‘Campbell’. This clump-forming bamboo has evergreen dark green foliage. Its stems are light green, long and slender.

Robusta Campbell is a fast-growing Fargesia bamboo that can reach a full height of approximately 5m during a year’s growth and remain evergreen for more than 5 years.

Campbell Bamboo’s new shoots are dark red. As they grow, the striking colour contrast between the light brown sheath and the light green stem and dark green leaves is stunning, observable between Spring and early Summer.

The elegant Fargesia robusta ‘Campbell’ is ideal for tall hedges and privacy screens. It is containable in pots and containers. It prefers a nice sunny spot, good soil and moisture to grow well.

Robusta ‘Campbell’ Bamboo Care

Though Fargesia ‘Campbell’ Bamboo is a low maintenance plant, the new plant requires regular water and mulch to establish its roots and shoots.

It may need tidying up in Spring by cutting the old culms. If you wish to re-grow the bamboo, separate the stems from the base culms or re-grow using the culm cuttings.

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Wrecking bar: Provides leverage for removing tough rhizomes, roots or blocks.

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Pickaxe: Dismantles rhizomes and clumps.

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Handsaw/Loppers: Cuts culms to propagate.

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Sharp garden spade: Digs/cuts small rhizomes and roots, clears dirt.

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Garden rake/hoe: Clears soil and dirt around the work area.

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Pair of secateurs/garden loppers: Cuts large rhizomes and culms.

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Fargesia Murielae Bamboo Info

There are currently as many as 86 Fergasia bamboo species, hybrids and natural bamboos, known to growers. Each bamboo species is unique and prefers certain growing conditions. For example, the 7 common types of Fergasea Nitida we featured, come in all sorts of sizes, colours and heights.

There is one Fergasia bamboo plant that is fit for every garden. Here is a list of some Fargesia murielae that are common in the UK.

  • 1. Fargesia murielae Angustissima
  • 2. Fargesia murielae Asian Wonder
  • 3. Fargesia murielae Blue Lizard
  • 4. Fargesia murielae Ivory Ibis
  • 5. Fargesia murielae Jumbo
  • 6. Fargesia murielae Lava
  • 7. Fargesia murielae Luca
  • 8. Fargesia murielae Nitida
  • 9. Fargesia murielae Maasai
  • 10. Fargesia murielae Red Zebra
  • 11. Fargesia murielae Simba
  • 12. Fargesia murielae Scabrida

To know the features and qualities of the popular bamboo plants, check out the  Fargesia Nitida Collection and Fargesia murielae Collection on Garden Bamboo Plants.

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