Fargesia Robusta 'Pingwu'. Bamboo.
Fargesia Robusta 'Pingwu' is a very striking bamboo hardy down to -20 degrees and a very well behaved non-evasive clump forming variety which keeps its dense foliage even during harsh winters. New shoots appear in early Spring and start off an attractive yellow and red colour and during late Spring leaf sheafs fade to white. This eye catching checkerboard appearance on the canes of white on dark green lasts into late Summer. Fast growing reaching an eventual height of around 4-5m they are great for providing both a visual and sound barrier in the shape of a hedge. Alternatively they look spectacular as a single specimen plant in a smaller garden. The Fargesia Robusta 'Pingwu' is one of the main foods of the Giant Panda.
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FARGESIA ROBUSTA 'PINGWU'
Latin Name: Fargesia Robusta 'Pingwu'.
Common Name: Umbrella Bamboo.
Hardiness: Hardy down to -20 degrees.
Growth Characteristics: Very pretty evergreen bamboo. New shoots emerge yellow and red in early Spring. In Summer slender upright green canes with white coloured sheaths giving a checkerboard appearance. Masses of delicate lush green feathery leaves even through winter Non evasive clump forming variety. No Bamboo Barrier needed. Undemanding plant.
Sunlight: Full sun/partial shade.
Exposure: Sheltered from drying winds.
Soil: Fertile. Well drained
Moisture: Keep moist but avoid water- logging.
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