Capable of forming tall upright culms of considerable thickness, comparable with Phyllostachys vivax.
Initially clump forming but mature plants are likely to begin to expand, though this is easy to control.
Rich green canes, emerging with colourful sheaths. The lower sections of older stems are likely to have random vertical yellow or violet stripes .
Height around 7m but can be considerably more.
Culm diameter up to 8cm.
Has tolerated -18C.
Suitable for sun or light shade.
Highly effective as a tall specimen plant or screen.
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