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Fargesia robusta 'Campbell'

Umbrella Bamboo Plant
  • Now £49.99 (ex VAT)
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The striped effect from the green canes contrasting with their pale cream sheaths is quite striking on Fargesia robusta 'Campbell'. The eye-catching canes grow upright and form an attractive clump up to 3 metres tall. Very slender evergreen foliage adds colour and texture to the year-round interest.

Fargesia robusta 'Campbell' is, as the name implies, a robust form of clumping Bamboo. It can be grown in partial shade to full sun and prefers good drainage. Exposed positions are best avoided. 'Campbell' is versatile too, whether used as a feature, for screening or kept in a pot.

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 small, slender evergreen foliage
  • 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.

Delivery Costs

1 small tree (most under 1.5 metres in height) : £9.95 + vat

1 medium tree (most 1.5-2 metres in height) or 2-4 small trees: £11.95 + vat

2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £14.95 + vat

1-4 trees delivered by pallet to kerbside (inc. mature Japanese Maples): 24.95 + vat

Mature trees, pleached trees or orders too large for pallet: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode not quantity. Starts from £48 + vat.

The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process. Please note, we are unable to deliver outside of Mainland UK.

Delivery Timescales

All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team and most are delivered within 3 weeks of placing the order, unless stated otherwise. There's no need to be in to receive your order and you can request where it is left via the checkout.

For pleached and mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height), we group orders together by geographic area for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers about the delivery date.

Trees on pre-order are still growing and an estimate of when they will be ready is on the product/basket page. Orders are despatched once all trees are ready.

Gift trees and those required by a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure, although we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

To collect trees, please book an appointment. Delivery charges 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 / Pruned and shaped: Classic shaped tree with a single stem that has had pruning to help create a beautiful, natural shape.

Top grafted: A height noted next to this form refers to the length of clear stem, which will not grow taller. Only the head of branches will develop. Top grafted trees do not require complicated pruning and are ideal for small spaces.

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

Multi Stem: A multi stem tree has 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 can give the appearance of a multi stemmed and very bushy tree.

Climber: A plant that is a natural climber and will be delivered usually running up a bamboo 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:

Standard  either 6-10cm or 8-10cm girth, approximately 2.5-3.0m in height
Premium Standard  10-12cm girth, approximately 3.0-3.5m in height
Heavy Standard  12-14cm girth, approximately 3.5-4.5m in height
Extra Heavy Standard 14-16cm girth approximately 4.0-6m in height

Plant Specification Form Supplied Size Root typePrice Quantity Qty
Fargesia robusta 'Campbell' Form: Clump Supplied Size: 125-175cm Root type: 10L pot* Fargesia robusta 'Campbell' Price £49.99 (ex VAT) Was £59.99 (ex VAT)
Clump 125-175cm 10L pot* £49.99 (ex VAT) Was £59.99 (ex VAT)
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