A pot of Semiarundinaria sp. 'Korea' reaching at least 7 feet at Bamboo Garden.

The culm sheaths are covered with hairs--an easy way to identify this Semiarundinaria from others in the genus.
Photos copyright: Dain Sansome, 2003

Semiarundinaria sp. 'Korea'

Maximum Height: 15 -20? feet
Diameter: 1" ? inches
Hardiness: 5 F
Recommended for USDA zone 7-9

This bamboo appears to have potential as a screening plant, with closely growing canes of rather large diameter. Leaves are large and dark glossy green As the name implies, it was found in North Korea.  The plants at our nursery in containers suffered no damage when exposed to 10 F with strong wind.

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