Bamboo Semiarundinaria fastuosa
Geographic Origin: Originates from Japan, it also grows in China and Taiwan.
Adult size: 5.5 to 8 m. in height.
Cane diameter: 1,5 to 4 cm.
Type of soil: Moist and deep. Does not like excessive chalk.
Exposure: Partial shade or su.
Root development: Runner root system (spreading variety).
Characteristics and uses:
The canes of this bamboo are erect and become tinted with age and in the autumn. If they are exposed to the sun the canes turn a browny red. The branches are short and dark green. The leaves are set in columns around the cane. The sheaths are a pearly colour and remain attached to the canes before falling off after about 3 months.
This hardy bamboo is perfect for hedges that are used as a wind break or for creating screens of greenery. It can also be planted as a single specimen or in a planter. It needs regular watering and an occasional dose of fertilizer. The colours of its sheaths give it a very original and aesthetic appearance.
It needs a sunny position to show off its colour to advantage. It is also known as : Arundinaria fastuosa. The Japanese call it "narihiradake".