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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