Maximum Height: 16 ft.
Diameter: 0.75 inch
Hardiness: 0° F
USDA Zone recommended 7 through 9, not for climates with high heat and humidity (southeastern states).
robusta 'Wolong' has larger leaves than regular F.
robusta which lend this clumping bamboo a tropical look. The foliage is a shiny dark green
that seems to shimmer in the sunlight. Branch sheaths often have hints of
orange and red. New shoots are hairy and rusty red upon emergence from the ground in
early spring. It is more sun tolerant than most other Fargesia, but ideally
would prefer protection from the hot afternoon sun. It is reported to get taller
than other types of F. robusta in it's native climate, the high
elevation mountains of Sichuan, China. Our plants in the ground
are over 9 feet tall after four years. This rare bamboo makes a fine garden
specimen or privacy screen, without the unwanted spreading habits of the