Very distinctive upright blue-grey canes, eventually becoming olivegreen.
Height 10 to 12ft.(3.5m).
Glossy narrow leaves.
Suitable for sun or light shade.
Has tolerated -20C.
A fairly recent introduction from Yunnan where it grows at 6,000 to 11,000 feet.
The willowy leaves and unusual colouration of the culms provide a very effective contrast with other species.
An excellent specimen plant where space is available. Also has potential for use in containers.
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Whitelea Nursery, Tansley, Matlock, Derbyshire. Telephone: 01629 55010