|Grow as a houseplant or under heated glass.
|10 to 15C+
|Indoor / Outdoor
|Grow indoors, or outdoors in summer in a sheltered spot
|5 to 10C
|Grow outdoors in summer, and in a heated glasshouse in winter.
|1 to 5C
|Grow outdoors or under glass without risk of frost.
|-5 to 1C
|Hardy in coastal/mild/sheltered areas. Will not tolerate hard/sudden frost. May require winter protection in situ. such as fleece or straw mulch.
|-10 to -5C
|May suffer at altitude, central/northerly locations, harsh winters, cold gardens and when grown in pots.
|-15 to -10C+
|Will survive most severe winters but may be at risk in central/northerly locations and in pots. Top growth may be destroyed but will usually re-grow.
|-20 to -15C
|Will survive severe winter, but may need protection when grown in pots.
|-20C & Colder
|Very Hardy / Hardy
|in the severest European climates.
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Originating from China.
Large glossy evergreen leaves cascade elegantly in plumes, forming dense clumps in part shade below taller plants, making the ideal jungle understory. The culms, weighed down by the weight of their foliage, emerge covered in hairy red and purple sheaths which fall away as they mature; young leaf shoots keep a dull purple/red color for the first season or two.
One of the only non-invasive, large-leaved bamboos that we can grow in the UK, unlike another broad-leaved species commonly offered – Psuedosasa japonica, which is extremely invasive. Over time it may form a reasonably large clump, but it does not develop running shoots. It has pachymorph rhizome which spreads only 6 – 8cm a season, producing a tightly packed clump of culms (canes).
Although this fantastic variety can grow slowly to 5 or 6m tall in an open position, it is more commonly seen around 3-4m, especially in shade. Easy to grow in any soil in part shade or full sun or in pots. Height and spread after 5-10 years 5m x 3m.
Height and spread after 2 – 3 years 2.5m x 1m
Mature height and spread after 5 – 10 years 4m x 3m