Phyllostachys violascens

Phyllostachys violascens

This is a collectors’ plant grown for the unusual colours displayed by the new culms. They emerge very dark violet and mature to brown. In later years, they become variously striped. 

It has a spreading root system and potentially tall thick canes up to a diameter of  3 inches (7.5cm)

Has tolerated -18C. 

Suitable for sun or light shade.

A medium or tall species with some similarity to Phyllostachys iridescens. Mainly used as a specimen plant but capable of forming an impressive grove or screen where space is available.

Height 6-8m but can be considerably more.

Appears very slow growing in pots and seems unlikely to be successful in containers.

Availability very limited.




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