Bamboo Semiarundinaria makinoi (ex kagamiana)
Geographic Origin: Native to Japan.
Adult size: 3.5 to 5.5 m. in height.
Cane diameter: 2,5 to 4 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 a columnar shape. Its slender canes are initially green before turning a purplish red. Its foliage is dense and green.
It can be grown alone, in a group, in a border or even in a planter, but it is happiest when grown in a hedge.
It is easy to trim when grown as a hedge and its reddish colour contrasts nicely with the greenery.