Geographic Origin: Originates from Japan and the Jiangsu province (southeast of China).
Adult size: 0.1 to 0.5 m. in height.
Type of soil: Moist and deep. Does not like excessive chalk.
Exposure: Shade or sun.
Root development: Runner root system (spreading variety).
Plantation density: 6 / m².
Characteristics and uses:
The green leaves of this bamboo are quite small and it has a compact shape. The sheaths are glabrous.
Ideal as ground cover or grown in a planter. It also likes to be grown in groups and is perfect for covering banks and borders. It will tolerate shade.
The 'Distichus' can be cut back to ground level twice a year.