(Award of Garden Merit) Family Poaceae
Originating from Japan and S. Korea
Upright in habit, the leaves arch elegantly from the branches and the persistent leaf sheaths add interest to the culms. It is one of the easiest of bamboos to please and is tolerant of a wide range of conditions including dry soil, salt-laden winds and shade.
This bamboo is capable of wandering so it should only be planted where it won't create a nuisance, or alternatively surrounded by rhizome barrier.
Grow in sun or part shade.
Eventual mature plant size :