Photo copyright: Dain Sansome, 2003
Culms in Shade
Photo copyright: Ned Jaquith 2005
Culms in Sun
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Semiarundinaria yashadake 'Kimmei'
Maximum Height: 15 feet
Diameter: 1 inch
Hardiness: 5º F
Recommended for USDA zone 7 - 10
Semiarundinaria yashadake 'Kimmei' has yellow culms with green
grooves. The leaves are dark green. This is a
vigorous runner and prolific shooter, making a dense privacy screen. When grown in full sun the culms
acquire a beautiful red blush in the fall, as shown in the lower picture.
Although naturally tall and willowy, it can be topped to any height or to
maintain compact, upright canes.
Photo copyright: Noah Bell, 2006