( syn.Phyllostachys manii 'Decora' )
( Phyllostachys mannii is very similar.)
Forms a slowly spreading clump (1-2m spread in 10 years)
Masses of matt green leaves on uprightcanes, about 18ft.(6m) high or more with substantial diameter up to a maximum of 4cm (1.6 inches)
New canes are bright green, becoming yellowish with age, and sometimes tinted orange by exposure to sun.
Shoots appear early in the spring and the culm sheaths are colourfully striped with cream and green.
Has tolerated -22C.
Sun or light shade
Adaptable to most soil types and exposure. More tolerant of hot, dry sites than many others.
Highly effective as a specimen or screen.
Introduced from China and grown in the UK since 1980.
( syn. Phyllostachys mannii 'Mannii' )
Very similar to the above for garden purposes but the bright green culms are slightly thinner and less tall (average 5m) and its foliage is a paler green.
Forms a compact, slowly expanding V-shaped clump (spread of 75-150cm in 10 years. Becoming more upright with maturity.
Equally hardy and tolerant of drier soils.
Sun or light shade.
Excellent as a well behaved specimen plant or screen with little tendency to run.
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