Walking Stick Bamboo

Fargesia robusta | Also known as: Walking-stick bamboo | Rating: 1 votes | Print / Pdf

Walking Stick Bamboo. Perfect for your Charlie Chaplin impressions.

You only need take a look at the Walking Stick Bamboo to realise where it gets its name from. Also known as Fargesia robusta, this tall bamboo has dark green foliage and stems that are clear and white. Often used for hedging and screens, its also popular grown in containers on terraces. Despite hailing from a sub tropical location, it’s more than capable of coping with the harshest of the British weather, and asks only to be located in a sunny or partially shaded position to thrive.

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Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 5.5
Spread [m]
  • 6
Dominant flower colour
  • Green
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Late spring
  • Early summer
  • Mid summer
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Foliage in winter
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • division
  • root cuttings
Growth habit
  • Arching
  • Spreading
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z6-10
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -23 - 4
  • poorly-drained
Soil type
  • Clay
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Standard category
  • Grasses, ferns & bamboo
  • Bamboos
Grown for
  • Ornamental foliage and habit
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • For Beginners
  • Show-offs
  • Neighbour repellant
  • For every season
Garden type
  • Cottage garden
  • Rock garden
  • City
Garden spaces
  • Specimen
  • Architectural
  • Hedges and screens
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • up to 20 years