Fargesia robusta ‘Wolong’

Fargesia robusta ‘Wolong’

Wolong Bamboo, Broad - Leaved Fountain Bamboo.

£59.99

Pot Size:

10Ltr

|

13 In stock

SKU: 165230

Description

Family Poaceae
Originating from China.

  • A large leaved lush and evergreen jungly bamboo, good for growing in pots.
  • A lower growing clump forming bamboo reaching only 4m tall.
  • Easy to grow and very hardy, great in shade or sun.

Large glossy evergreen leaves cascade elegantly in plumes, forming dense clumps in part shade below taller plants, making the ideal jungle understory. The culms, weighed down by the weight of their foliage, emerge covered in hairy red and purple sheaths which fall away as they mature; young leaf shoots keep a dull purple/red color for the first season or two.

One of the only non-invasive, large-leaved bamboos that we can grow in the UK, unlike another broad-leaved species commonly offered – Psuedosasa japonica, which is extremely invasive. Over time it may form a reasonably large clump, but it does not develop running shoots. It has pachymorph rhizome which spreads only 6 – 8cm a season, producing a tightly packed clump of culms (canes).

Although this fantastic variety can grow slowly to 5 or 6m tall in an open position, it is more commonly seen around 3-4m, especially in shade. Easy to grow in any soil in part shade or full sun or in pots. Height and spread after 5-10 years 5m x 3m.

Height and spread after 2 – 3 years 2.5m x 1m
Mature height and spread after 5 – 10 years 4m x 3m

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Urban Jungle Suffolk

London Road, Weston,
Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 8TT
Opening hours
Nursery 10am to 5pm. March-October
10am to 4pm or dusk if earlier. November-February
Café 10am to 4pm. March-October
10am to 3pm. November-February
Garden Centre Telephone: 01502 219110
Cafe Telephone: 01502 559103
Directions/Map

Urban Jungle Norfolk

Ringland Lane, Old Costessey,
Norwich, Norfolk NR8 5BG
Opening hours
Nursery 10am to 5pm. March-October
10am to 4pm or dusk if earlier. November-February
Café 10am to 4pm. March-October
10am to 3pm. November-February
Garden Centre Telephone: 01603 744997
Cafe Telephone: 01603 857196
Directions/Map

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