Fargesia Robusta Wolong Clump-forming Bamboo

Fargesia Robusta Wolong is rare bamboo. Bamboo Wolong stands out among the Robusta Bamboo plants with its large, elongated leaves and red-orange shoot sheaths.

This clump-forming specimen bamboo is very draping and arching, perfect for borders, screens and small hedges no longer than 5 metres high. 

Its broad shiny dark green leaves are ideal for creating a lush tropical effect in confined spaces.

Buy Fargesia Robusta Wolong

We’ve compiled a list of the reputable Garden retailers in the UK where you can buy the right bamboo at the right price. 

If you wish to purchase robusta bamboo, check out the bamboo collections from the top UK Garden shops online or in shops near you.

Fargesia robusta bamboo UK

Features Fargesia Robusta Wolong

  • Identification: Fargesia Robusta Wolong, Fargesia Robust Wolong
  • Foliage: Evergreen, dark shiny foliage, broad (elongated) leaves.
  • Culm: Green culm, red-orange sheathing
  • Height: 5m at full height.
  • Spread: 3 – 4m, clump-forming.
  • Use: Hedge, borders, screen, contained spaces, specimen.
  • Perennial: 10 -20 years.

Robusta Bamboo Growth Requirements

  • Site: Full sun to part shade.
  • Soil: loam or sand and clay.
  • Moisture: Well-drained, high moisture.
  • Hardiness: -15 to -10 degrees Celsius, relatively hardy bamboo.

How to Select Robusta Bamboo Plants

Before buying a bamboo plant, check out the features and growth requirements of each bamboo plant. 

The 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.

  • Size of your pot/container.
  • Height of your hedge or screen.
  • How far does the bamboo spread?
  • Space or area where you want to plant it.
  • How cold does it get in Winter (see hardiness)?

You'll find the right bamboo plant by using your expectations (what you ideally want the bamboo for) and the features of the bamboo.

How to Care for Bamboo Plants

This relatively hardy bamboo (Fargesia Robusta Wolong) can withstand air temperatures as low as – 15 degrees Celsius. 

However, like the other Fargesia murielae and Fargesia Nitida varieties, the Robusta Wolong does not like frozen soil. 

Its leaves, sheaths and culms can wilt and wither to an appalling brown persistent frozen soil.

Although bamboo is a tolerant and tough plant, new shoots and rhizomes are prone to Slugs' damage. 

If you see signs of new growth, add Slugs and Snail Killer to protect it.

[Video showing new bamboo shoots eaten by slugs, a main problem in the UK]

Revive Robusta Bamboo Wolong

Older bamboo plants tend to be undemanding where the soil is rich in moisture and nutrients. 

You'll have to act fast to save your bamboo when the leaves turn yellow or curl, or the new shoots wilt and whiter.

The main cause of unhealthy bamboo is compacted dry soil, low in moisture and nutrients. It will require some work to revive the bamboo plants. 

One way to do that is to add mulch to increase the moisture content in the soil by adding mulch. Another way is to dig around the soil to loosen it, and then add fertiliser.

Checking the soil is surely an effective way to revive and preserve your bamboo from dying completely.

If this does not work, it may mean that it is time to move the bamboo to a new location. So, transplant your specimen Fargesia Robusta Wolong to save it.

Fargesia Robusta Bamboo Collections

Fargesia Robusta Wolong resembles the other Robusta Bamboo plants that we feature on Garden Bamboo Plants (GBP). Fargesia Robusta Wolong's best features among the Robusta Bamboo group are the broad tropical leaves and red-orange sheaths the green culms. It is non-invasiveness and produces a draping and arching formation.

Here is a unique selection of Small to medium Fargesia Robusta Bamboo plants under the Umbrella Bamboo label.

[Video showing a clump-forming bamboo plant, Fargesia Scabrida, that grows well in the UK]

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 and contained space.

Bamboo plants are tolerant and tough, they provide the evergreen perennial effect. These plants are fast-growing and long-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.

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