Photo copyright: Noah Bell, 2006

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    close up showing magenta branches   Photo  copyright Ned Jaquith 2004

Borinda angustissima

Height: 12 to 20 feet
Diameter: 0.5 inches
Hardiness: 15 F

USDA zone 8 through 9, not for climates with high heat and humidity (southeastern states).

This bamboo was collected by Dr. James Waddick in 1989 in Wolong, Sichuan, China at approximately 4,000 feet altitude. This is perhaps our most sought after Borinda.  With gently weeping culms and very small, delicate leaves, B. angustissima provides unique texture to any landscape. The branches have a deep magenta hue. It requires a sheltered area with afternoon shade, in a cool, mild climate in order to thrive

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