This species was originally distributed as a seedling of Bambusa edulis. Although bamboo seedlings do tend to vary significantly from the parent plant, this bamboo has turned out to be anything but a product of B.edulis. The seed source might remain a mystery but the resultant plant is a charming little bamboo. It is a small, delicate fountain of wispy canes and tiny leaves. It has been named to honor the late Richard Waldron. Some people are calling it 'Ladyfinger Bamboo'. Will grow to 10' with 1/4" diameter culms in Florida. Minimum temp. 21 degrees F. Min USDA zone: 9a. Click to find your zone.