|1||15C+||Indoor||Grow as a houseplant or under heated glass.|
|2||10 to 15C+||Indoor / Outdoor||Grow indoors, or outdoors in summer in a sheltered spot|
|3||5 to 10C||Tender||Grow outdoors in summer, and in a heated glasshouse in winter.|
|4||1 to 5C||Tender||Grow outdoors or under glass without risk of frost.|
|5||-5 to 1C||Half-Hardy||Hardy in coastal/mild/sheltered areas. Will not tolerate hard/sudden frost. May require winter protection in situ. such as fleece or straw mulch.|
|6||-10 to -5C||Hardy||May suffer at altitude, central/northerly locations, harsh winters, cold gardens and when grown in pots.|
|7||-15 to -10C+||Hardy||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.|
|8||-20 to -15C||Hardy||Will survive severe winter, but may need protection when grown in pots.|
|9||-20C & Colder||Very Hardy / Hardy||in the severest European climates.|
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Originating from China
Perhaps the most well-known and popular bamboo. Pink-tinged shoots emerge in late spring, turning to green culms. These turn a lustrous black the following season. Good light will enhance the colouration and on very black stems the culm sheath scars will appear as almost white, horizontal bands.
It is usually a well-behaved bamboo, of a tidy, upright habit with a profusion of foliage. To enhance the appearance of the canes it is necessary to prune weak growth and lower leaves and branches and ensure the plant receives good light.
Looks good anywhere. Excellent in pots if well fed and watered. If pruned well it is wonderful in modern plantings and against pale coloured walls. Makes a good hedge.
Pallet delivery, will be cut back to 2m.
Height and spread after 3 – 4 years 3.5m x 1.5m
Semi mature height and spread after 8 – 10 years if not pruned 7m x 5m
Arching, Clump forming, Spreading, Upright
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