Geographic Origin: It originates from China, though it was introduced into Japan very early on and then during the latter half of the nineteenth century introduced into France.
Adult size: 9 to 12 metres in height.
Diameter of cane: 4 to 7 cm.
Type of soil: Moist and deep. Does not like excessive chalk.
Exposure: Partial shade or sun.
Root development: Runner root system (spreading variety).
Characteristics and uses:
This bamboo has yellow canes that have large green stripes in the groove of the stem. Its leaves are green with light white streaks.
It is the large green stripe on the cane that gives this variety its unique beauty. This bamboo likes to be planted in clumps or as part of a hedge or copse.
It first arrived in France between 1875 and 1886, before being exported to Algeria. After a great boom in the latter half of the last century it was successfully reintroduced into Europe in the late 1970s.