Geographic Origin: Originates from Japan and the south and southeast of China, it grows mainly in the valleys.
Adult size: 3 to 4 metres in height.
Diameter of cane: 1,5 to 5 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 covered by a white sheath. Its leaves are small and green. It has an upright form. This bamboo is especially happy in a pot or container. The young shoots are edible when they appear in winter.
Introduced in to the southwest of France in 1889 by J. Bory Latour-Marliac, and then later exported to the British Isles. The Japanese call it "kan-chiku", which means "the winter bamboo".