Fargesia robusta ‘Campbell’

Campbell Bamboo

(9 customer reviews)


Fargesia robusta ‘Campbell’ is one of the finest of the larger growing upright clump forming bamboo with pencil thick olive green canes striped with creamy persistant protective sheaves giving a bold horizontal striped effect. The canes themselves hold masses of deep green narrow leaves which under their weight slightly arch over the branches at the very top. Fargesia robusta ‘Campbell’ is one of the larger Fargesia we grow easily reaching 3 metres high it is tolerant of both sun and shade but attains the highest growth when planted in a shady spot, sometimes over 4 metres tall. It is very hardy growing in most parts of the U.K happily enduring temperatures well below freezing with ease, like most bamboo I wouldn’t recommend it for an exposed windy position as the delicate leaves would become ragged and the delicate look would be spoiled. Fargesia robusta ‘Campbell’ can be used in many ways, either as a stand alone specimen, planted as a dense hedge or screen or grown for many years as a lush container plant.

  • Eventual Size:Up to 4 metres, but can be pruned.
  • Position:Shade to sun; out of cold, drying winds - especially coastal winds.
  • Foliage:Evergreen.
  • Cane/Culm Colour:Dull green canes.
  • Habit:Upright/Clump forming/Non-invasive.
  • Soil:All soils, but avoid waterlogged areas; very dry soils will need extra watering.
  • Common Names:Campbell Bambo, Robusta bamboo
  • Hardiness:Fully hardy
  • Uses:Screening Bamboo, Hedging Bamboo
  • Common Names:Robusta bamboo

Eventual Plant Size

Please note all images are for illustrative purposes only, depending on the season or time of year the plant you receive may be different than pictured.

9 reviews for Fargesia robusta ‘Campbell’

  1. fresh1985 (verified owner)

    I purchased x4 10l plants for a screen along a fence. Beautiful bushy plants and taller than expected. A great place to purchase bamboo! They dont dissapoint!

  2. Mike in Hampton (verified owner)

    Prompt delivery, and well packaged . I bought 4 of the 10l pots for the bamboo to act as a screen in the garden. They are in an area which doesn’t get much sun , even in late summer , but shoots are sprouting after a couple of weeks in the ground , which i’m happy with.
    I already have a couple of these bamboo planted 8 years ago and they provide a fantastic thick screen covering about 3m and are non invasive. Great to look at and im sure these will be the same

  3. Krystal Klyne (verified owner)

    I bought one in a 5l pot. It is absolutely stunning. Really well packaged and taller than I imagined which is great. Thanks. Will definitely buy another type soon.

  4. Niki L (verified owner)

    Beautiful bamboo, even nicer than the pictures show. I bought 3 of the 10ltr canes & I’m absolutely delighted, as they’ve grown so much since they arrived about 6 weeks ago. The nursery were really helpful, answering all my queries before I purchased, so am very impressed. I would 100% recommend them.

  5. Shirle

    We bought a few plants to create a 9ft wide screen nearly 3 years ago. These plants are now superb and are not invasive, but they have thickened out. They are a delight all year round and we have provided no maintenance at all. They are simply beautiful.

  6. Alma Peterson

    Delighted with the quality, box was a little bit bashed up when it arrived but this was probably down to the courier and not the sender, plants are absolutely fine and I’m very happy with them.

  7. Damian

    Plants arrived swiftly however I was initially concerned as a lot of the canes had been wrapped in cling film and bent over, upon contacting the seller I was assured the canes would bend back with a little encouragement and this was due to the height restrictions set by their courier the other option was to cut the canes out completely so Im pleased they didnt in the end. Plants look great and ended up being larger than described. Id happily buy from this seller again based on this purchase.

  8. fiona

    Love my bamboo, they have grown so much and really bushed out.

  9. Big Plant Customer

    good sized bamboo for the price, arrived quickly and well protected

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