Photo copyright Noah Bell, 2005
Dain Sansome standing next to a young Y. maling

Yushania maling
formerly called: Arundinaria maling
Common name in Nepal: Malingo

Height: 24 feet, usually only 10 to 15 feet
Diameter: 2 inches
Hardiness: listed at 5 F  but showed significant
                damage at 15 F
Recommended for USDA zone 8 through 9, not for climates with high heat and humidity (southeastern states).

he culms on this mountain bamboo turn burgundy red when exposed to bright sun, though the bamboo is happiest when grown n partial shade. It has multiple branches at each node and long slender leaves. Like other Yushania, this bamboo has rhizomes that are technically clumping rhizome type, but because it is so vigorous and has long rhizome "necks", we consider any Yushania to be a spreading bamboo, though not as fast as Phyllostachys.  It is fairly deep rooted, making it good for erosion control.

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