Phyllostachys heteroclada 'Solidus'
(Syn. Phyllostachys purpurata 'Straight Stem')
A vigorous and hardy, general purpose bamboo.
Invaluable for wet sites as the rhizomes have special air channels to enable them to survive in conditions which might not be tolerated by other species.
Plentiful green canes, becoming yellowish with age.
Light green foliage.
Has tolerated -23C.
Vigorous and moderately spreading. Height around 14ft. (5m). Lower internodes are solid rather than hollow.
Suitable for screening or as a specimen plant. (also listed as Phyllostachys purpurata 'Solid Stem' )
Phyllostachys heteroclada 'Straight Stem'
Appears to be less vigorous and more upright in its habit.
Capable of runninng but usually forms an open clump with a spread of 100 to 150cm in ten years.
The small narrow leaves are light green with silvery undersides.
The young canes are distinctly glaucous.
Height around 4m.
Stocks of this form are limited at present.
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