Fargesia Robusta Pingwu Best Qualities: Low-maintenance clump-forming, non-invasive, evergreen bamboo. This small to medium bamboo plant has lime green upright vines that mature to light yellow. The new shoots and branches appear pinkish with the dark shiny green leaves.
Fargesia Pingwu is ideal for hedging, screening or planting in contained spaces. Its low upright culms and vibrant evergreen foliage can withstand temperatures as low as – 15 degrees Celsius, a very hardy plant. Grows well in the UK and European temperate areas.
Characteristics Fargesia Robusta Pingwu
- Identification: Fargesia Robusta Pingwu, Green Screen, Umbrella Bamboo
- Foliage: Evergreen, deep dark green.
- Culm: upright, green to yellow when mature.
- Height: 3 – 4m at full height
- Spread: 1.5 – 2m, clump-forming.
- Use: Screen, hedge, containers
- Perennial: 10 -20 years.
Bamboo Growth requirements
- Site: Full sun to part shade.
- Soil: loam, sand, and clay.
- Moisture: Well-drained and moist.
- Hardiness: – 17 degrees Celsius, hardy bamboo.
Buy Fargesia Robusta Pingwu
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To help you choose the right bamboo, we provide a complete Guide to Selecting Bamboo Plants. The neat sequence of 6 questions leads you to the right plant! Read and Download the guide.
How to choose bamboo plants
Before buying a bamboo plant, check out the features that we provide. The best qualities and features we list on each page will give you an idea about the bamboo in 5 – 20 years time. You should know about the general appearance, height, spread, hardiness and all that you expect of the bamboo.
Use these tips based on the bamboo features prior to choosing a bamboo to grow.
- Space or area where you want to plant it.
- Height of your hedge or screen.
- Size of your pot/container.
- How cold does it get in Winter (see hardiness)?
- How far does the bamboo spread?
You’ll find the right bamboo plant by using your expectations (what you ideally want the bamboo for) and the features of the bamboo (we stated here).
Grow Pingwu Green Screen Bamboo
Nature painted this bamboo pretty well using contrasting green and yellow. Commonly known as the ‘Green Screen’ for its dense green dark leaves and bright green/bright yellow vines. It is a standout in Spring and Summer when the colours are prominent.
Fargesia Robusta Pungwu is non-invasive and undemanding compared to the other Fargesia Robusta Bamboo plants. A medium-sized bamboo, it grows in tightly packed clumps and can spread just 2m and reach 4m high.
Pingwu grows at a rate of 0.5 to 2.m metres in one growth year in the UK. On average, this fast-growing bamboo can reach maturity at 3 -5 years. After that, it will remain evergreen for an estimated 10 – 20 years.
Uses of Fargesia Robusta Pingwu
This clump-forming non-invasive bamboo is the best choice for small to medium hedges and privacy screens. In fact, the broad dark green leaves and arching branches and upright culms provide make it the best choice for any cover.
It is also an ideal bamboo for small to medium pots and containers. One reason why it makes a good container plant is its compact nature. It adapts well to confined spaces. Another reason this bamboo is ideal for pots and containers is that it has eye-catching green and yellow contrasting colours.
Fargesia Robusta Pingwu Care
Although bamboo plants are tolerant, there is a number of natural threats growers should be mindful of.
Mitigating these early threats is the best thing to do to protect the new growth. Here are the common natural threats that are likely to affect the growth of your Fargesia Robusta Pingwu:
- New leaves, bamboo shoots and rhizomes tips are susceptible to slug attack.
- Frozen soil damages the exposed root hairs and rhizomes.
- Strong winds damage the tender new culms.
Protect Fargesia Robusta Pingwu
To avoid the natural threats to your bamboo plants, do these:
- Apply Slug and Snail Killer around your new bamboo.
- Add organic mulch.
- Tie the culms to poles/stakes
Generally, the bamboo plants thrive in well-aerated loam, or sand and loose clay soil but the older plants will require fertiliser and moisture, at least, once in Spring. Check to see if they are putting out new shoots, or whether the leaves and soil are in good condition.
This clump-forming bamboo loves moist soil, but not waterlogged soil, The roots hairs will decay very quickly in waterlogged soil. Something to avoid if you are growing a new bamboo purchase.
Propagate Fargesia Robusta Pingwu
There are three ways to propagate bamboo plants:
- from the seeds, or
- by culm and rhizome cuttings, or
- by culm separation.
Some people have successfully used the conventional ‘Layering’ as the fourth way to propagate large bamboos. However, propagating bamboos from the cuttings and by separation is, by far, the two popular ways many gardeners use in the UK.
Our experience has indicated that the slugs were capable of wiping out the tender growths in one visit when left unprotected. To protect the new bamboo shoots and rhizome tips, add Slug and Snail Killer around the new plants.
5+ Robusta Bamboo to choose from
Fargesia Robusta Pingwu is an Umbrella Bamboo that resembles other Robusta Bamboo plants that we feature of Garden Bamboo Plants (GBP). Pingwu’s best features among the Robusta Bamboo group are the copious amount of leaves and bright yellow stems, non-invasiveness and tight upright formation.
Here is a unique selection of Small to medium Fargesia Robusta Bamboo plants under the Umbrella Bamboo label.
- Fargesia Robusta Campbell
- Scabrida Asian Wonder
- Fargesia murielae Bimbo Small Bamboo
- Frosty Bamboo Angustissima
- Robusta Bamboo Collection
Bamboo Plants for Hedge, Screen or Contained Spaces
Our work on bamboo on this site shows that there is, in fact, the right bamboo plant for every garden or contained space.
Bamboo plants are tolerant and tough, they provide the evergreen perennial effect. These plants are fast-growing and longer-lasting and provide the best greenery cover all year round.
Bamboo plants are known to grow at an average rate of 0.5 – 1.0m in Spring and Summer, reaching their full maturity within 3 – 5 years. Interestingly, these hardy plants remain evergreen for up to 20 years, even more.
Let us know your requirements
Watching the bamboo hedge dancing in the wind or standing among the white snowfall providing the evergreen cover is a wonderful experience. You can create this experience wherever you are with the right bamboo.
Let us know what your requirements are, comment below. We will suggest a bamboo that is right for you based on the qualities and features of the bamboo plants we feature here on GBP.