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Clump Bamboo

Fargesia robusta

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Clump Bamboo (Fargesia robusta) at Valley View Farms

Clump Bamboo

Clump Bamboo

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Height:  15 feet

Spread:  12 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  6b

Other Names:  Robusta Bamboo


This imposing selection makes a beautiful screen or accent in the garden; this bamboo is tolerant of full sun, but prefers some shade; culm sheaths turn almost white, adding interest

Ornamental Features

Clump Bamboo is primarily valued in the landscape for its interesting and distinctive form. Its narrow leaves remain green in color throughout the year.

Landscape Attributes

Clump Bamboo is an herbaceous evergreen perennial with an indistinguished habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and can be pruned at anytime. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Clump Bamboo is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use
  • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens

Planting & Growing

Clump Bamboo will grow to be about 15 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 feet. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years. As an evegreen perennial, this plant will typically keep its form and foliage year-round.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This species is not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent  Articulation  Massing  Screening  Garden  Naturalizing 
Plant Form 
Ornamental Features
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