Photo copyright: Dain Sansome, 2003
Common name: Medake
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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