Tibetan Princess

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A graceful garden bamboo (15-20 feet) with slender canes and small, delicate leaves.  Lovely profile in a garden setting.

Though it prefers some cloud cover or filtered light in the afternoon, the mature canes will turn a burgundy-red in the sun.

Fabulous for cooler mauka elevations in Hawaii.  Does not want to be coastal.