Geographic Origin: Originates from the coastal areas of Southeast China, found between Shanghai and Hong Kong.
Adult size: 7 to 10 m. in height.
Cane diameter: 2 to 5 cm.
Type of soil: Thrives best in rich soils.
Exposure: Partial shade or sun.
Root development: Runner root system (spreading variety).
Properties and uses:
This bamboo has dark green shiny canes. Its leaves are both long and wide.
It is happy when planted in clumps or as a hedge or copse.
The young shoots are edible. The Phyllostachys viridiglaucescens particularly enjoys rich soils. It was first introduced into France in 1846.