Photo copyright: Noah Bell, 2009
Maximum Height: 8-10 feet
Diameter: .75 inch
Hardiness: 0° F ?
USDA zone 7 through
This bamboo's name seems to be in a constant state of flux. Whatever
taxonomists decide to call it, the plant will remain the same: A very
unusual combination, having characteristics of both Fargesia, with elegant,
evergreen foliage and a weepy habit, and Arundinaria, a spreading root mass.
It looks similar to Yushania ancepts 'Pitt White' but probably will have a
shorter overall height. We got this plant from Whitney Adams who
obtained his from one of the Julian Campbell collections where a batch of
seed was harvested from an area of China called "Emei". This bamboo has
previously been placed in the genus Gleidocalamus. There is much yet
to learn about this one.
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