Geographic Origin: from the provinces of central China, notably Sichuan.
Adult size: 4 to 6 metres in height.
Diameter of cane: 0.7cm approx.
Type of soil: Moist and deep. Does not like excessive chalk.
Climate: Grows on hillsides between 700 to 1700m in altitude.
Exposure: Shade or partial shade.
Root development: Clumper root system (non-spreading variety).
Characteristics and uses:
Its canes are purplish. Its leaves are green and very slender. It has an upright and very compact form.
The bamboo Fargesia angustissima is happy in a pot or planter. It can also be used for making a hedge.
It does not like the strong sun of the South of France, it is therefore better to find it a shaded spot.