This is one of our newer imports that cleared USDA quarantine in April/2012.
Species name is in question but the genus is accurate. We believe it to be a variety of Bambusa multiplex. It is not to be confused with Dendrocalamus/Bambusa variostriata, which grows much larger.
Develops into a nice garden bamboo with unusual fernlike leaves. Makes a great privacy screen or small feature.
It has a very tight clumping and erect growth habit; good for areas with limited space.
Grows to 12' tall. Min temp 28 degrees F. Click here to find zone.