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Bamboo Chimonobambusa quadrangularis 'Tatejima', 'Suow'

Geographic Origin: Originates from southern Japan.
Adult size: 4 to 6 metres in height.
Foliage: Evergreen.
Type of soil: Moist and deep. Does not like excessive chalk.
Exposure: Sun.
Hardiness: -15°C.
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 :
- "tatejima-hôchiku",
- "suow-shikaku-dake"
In Europe, two names are used :
- Chimonobambusa quadrangularis "Suow",
- Chimonobambusa quadrangularis "Tatejima"
This bamboo is still a rarity in Europe.

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