Geographic Origin: Originates from the mountainous forests of central China (Gansu, Hubai, Shanxi, Sichuan, Henan).
Adult size: 4 to 5.5 metres in height.
Diameter of cane: 1,5 to 4 cm.
Type of soil: Moist and deep. Does not like excessive chalk.
Exposure: Partial shade or sun.
Root development: Runner root system (spreading variety).
Properties and uses:
Its canes are dark green; the sheath is velvety (dense hairs). Its leaves are quite large and shiny green. This bamboo has a cascading form.
It is ideal as part of a hedge or planted in clumps. It is also known under the name of "Arundinaria fargesii". It is a "pure mountain bamboo".