Photo copyright: Dain Sansome, 2003
Pleioblastus simonii
Common name:
Medake

Maximum Height: 20 feet
Container Height: 10 feet
Diameter: 1.5 inches
Hardiness: 0 F
Recommended for USDA zone 7 through 10

This medium size bamboo produces quantities of strong straight culms. The common name in Japanese is Medake, meaning "Woman Bamboo," presumably for its graceful appearance and elegant leaves.  The canes are popular for basketry.

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