French name: Fargesia Robusta Wolong, Fargesia Robust Wolong.
In the middle of summer the stubble matures. With its white sheaths, Fargesia Robusta 'Wolong' is undoubtedly the most amazing plant in the garden. Its leaves are larger than the species 'Fargesia' and it may be similar to 'Red Sheath'. Its colors, associated with a fast growth, a flared port and tight in tuft, as well as a persistent foliage, make it essential to any collection. Whatever the shape chosen, it is very robust and probably tolerates lower temperatures than we think.
Plantation of fargesia robusta Wolong
All Fargesia grow much better in soil rich in humus and rich in nutrients. If soils are poor, sandy and very loamy, soils need to be improved. Mix as follows:
If the earth is clay:
Keep 33% of the earth in place.
add 33% peat (preferably blonde) or red sand.
add 33% good quality potting soil.
If the land is sandy:
Keep 50% of the earth in place
Make a contribution of good quality potting soil up to 50%
The addition of clay granules (seramis or pumice) greatly increases the storage of water. Then do not forget to fertilize with bamboo fertilizer. (preferably nitrogen rich).
It is best to plant from mid-February to early June and from September to mid-December.
For a hedge: Plant a pot every 80cm to 100cm maximum.
5 plants for 5 meters of hedges.
Automatic watering the foot the first year is recommended.
Straw on the ground to keep moisture (Mulch, bark, pebbles).
Strong point of Fargesia Robusta Wolong.
It adapts to any situation (full sun, partial shade, hot-cold), it is a Robusta above all, it will be easy to maintain
One of the largest Bamboo Fargesia (up to 5 meters high depending on conditions).
Foliage resistant to hot and cold, they will not change appearance even in extreme cold.
Non-tracing banmboys having the largest leaves (exotic effect assured)
Non-marking bamboothanks to pachymorphic rhizomes.
Harbor very flared.
backhand blue foliage
Rapidly reaches adult size
the fastest to grow with fargesia nitida obelisk
Development of Bamboo Fargesia Robusta Wolong
In 5 years about 100 cm wide and about 300 cm high.
In 10 years about 150 cm wide and about 400 cm high.
At ADULT age about 200 cm wide and about 500 cm high.