We are test-growing this Chinese running bamboo. Green culms, glabrous, sheaths initially green, with purple ciliate edge, later turning brown. Densely covered with setae, sheath auricles narrow, with brown tomenta on surface, a few cilia on edge. Leaves lanceolate. Shoot period may-shoot delicious-a fine species for shoot production in summer.
Culm height 30', culm diameter 2 1/2" Click to find your zone.