Geographic Origin: Originates from southern Japan.
Adult size: 4 to 6 metres in height.
Type of soil: Moist and deep. Does not like excessive chalk.
Root development: Runner root system (spreading variety).
Properties and uses:
It has multicoloured canes. The leaves are slender and green. Its form is upright. This variety is suitable for a pot or container.
It was only discovered recently (in the 1980's), before being introduced to the West. It is known under the Japanese name of :
In Europe, two names are used :
- Chimonobambusa quadrangularis "Suow",
- Chimonobambusa quadrangularis "Tatejima"
This bamboo is still a rarity in Europe.