Prolific cane production, a strong ability to withstand heavy winds and an attractive growth habit combine to make this bamboo from China the akamai choice for a great many situations.
In the 30-50 foot height range (dependent on rainfall conditions) this bamboo is appropriate for moderately sized yards. The clump retains its branches and leaves lower than many other varieties, making this a good looking windbreak or privacy screen. Does well on irrigation even in dry and windy conditions. Very dark green leaves.
In situations where you need to irrigate, the prolific cane production results in a lot of plant for your water dollar.
Good wood for minor construction and a part of the Chinese medicine chest.