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Fargesia robusta 'Campbell'

Umbrella Bamboo Plant
  • £60 (inc VAT)
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Fargesia robusta 'Campbell' is, as the name implies, a robust form of clumping Bamboo. A striking striped effect is created from the green canes contrasting with their pale cream sheaths. Very slender evergreen foliage adds colour and texture to the year-round interest provided by 'Campbell'.

The eye-catching canes on Fargesia robusta 'Campbell' grow upright and form an attractive clump up to 3 metres tall. It is a versatile plant, whether used as a feature, for screening or kept in a pot. It can be grown in partial shade to full sun and prefers good drainage. Its is hardy but exposed positions are best avoided, as with most Bamboos.

AKA Umbrella Bamboo

  • Common name: Umbrella Bamboo plant
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 3 x 2 metres
  • Seasons of interest: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
  • Foliage: Green and white stems with slender evergreen leaves
  • Soil: Suited to all soil types, preferring moist yet well draining types
  • Position: Full sun to partial shade

Planting Advice for Fargesia robusta 'Campbell'

Our pot grown Bamboo can be planted at any time of year. Remove weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole, then dig a square hole as deep as the root mass and approximately twice as wide. We recommend lining the hole if you want to prevent the Bamboo from spreading. To help the Bamboo establish effectively, especially if you have poor soil, sprinkle root grow in the hole.

Gently loosen the roots and place into the planting hole. If your soil is poor, mix 50% of the original soil with 50% high quality compost, fill in the hole and firm around gently. Make sure not to bank the soil up around the collar of the plant.

Aftercare Advice for Fargesia robusta 'Campbell'

If you’re planting Bamboo in spring or summer, water well and regularly for the first few months. Make sure to keep an eye on young plants and increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather. If you’re planting in autumn, you may only need to water your tree a little. Bamboo does not like sitting in wet soil for long periods of time, so avoid over watering.

Once planted, keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons. A good tip for bamboo plants is leave some of the fallen leaves around the base of your plants as they contain silica which improves strength and stability.

Pruning Advice for Fargesia robusta 'Campbell'

Bamboo plants are very low maintenance. They simply need tidying up in spring by cutting weak or damaged canes down to ground level using secateurs.

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Delivery Times

Next Day Despatch
We will always try to get your plants to you as quickly as possible.  For many of our trees and plants, if you order today we will despatch your order within 24 hours.  We are constantly adding to our range of next day plants, and we do not add a surcharge for this service. Click here to see our next day delivery plants.

Standard Delivery
We have one of the widest range of trees in the UK, and for those plants which we cannot despatch next day we will normally despatch within 4 weeks. The despatch time for different products will be confirmed when products are added to your shopping basket

Pre-orders
We will only want to deliver your orders when they are perfect for planting! Depending on the season and how well the plants are growing, we will give our best estimates of the despatch dates for pre-orders.  These dates may vary and by species and while we will always try to deliver within these timeframes if the expected despatch does change then we will notify you by email.

Special Orders
Orders containing pleached or mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height) are delivered within 3 weeks. They require specialist delivery and are grouped geographically. Any customers ordering pleached or mature trees will be contacted and notified of their delivery date.

If your trees are required by a specific date, please let us know as soon as possible; while we can’t offer any guarantees we will always do our best to accommodate you. You can leave instructions in the notes field on the Delivery Page of the Checkout or send us an email at [email protected].

Please note that orders are shipped once all the trees in the order are ready.

Collections
Collections are by appointment only at our West Yorkshire-based nursery. If you would like to place an order for collection, please get in touch before placing your order. You will not be charged a delivery cost for a collection and any delivery cost that has been applied will be refunded.

The product table at the bottom of the page gives the forms and sizes available for this variety. Please note, photos are a guideline as all plants are unique. *Pot sizes may vary. Below are definitions of terms:

Supplied Size: Height measured from the top of the pot.

Single Stem tree: Classic tree with one trunk, pruned for a beautiful, natural shape.

Top grafted tree: A height next to this form refers to the length of clear stem, which will not grow taller. Only the head of branches will develop. Ideal for small spaces.

Feathered tree: Branches from the bottom of the trunk all the way up. These branches can be removed if a clear stem is required.

Multi Stem tree: Two or more stems arising from or near ground level, growing from one root system.

Bush: A plant with many stems low down, rather than one clear stem.

Clump: Several plants in one pot that give the appearance of a bushy multi stem tree.

Climber: Naturally climbing plant. Usually delivered running up a cane, ready to position in the garden.

Standard Tree: A more mature tree with an upright clear stem of approximately 1.8m-2.0m (measured from the soil to the lowest branches of the crown). Standards are available in different forms relating to their girth size (circumference of the stem measured 1m above soil level), not height.

 

Plant Specification Form Supplied Size Root type Price Quantity Qty
Fargesia robusta 'Campbell' Form: Clump Supplied Size: 125-175cm Root type: 10L pot* Fargesia robusta 'Campbell' Price £60 (inc VAT)
Clump 125-175cm 10L pot* £60 (inc VAT)
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