We're going to take our time describing this one (and also in pronouncing its name). The truth is, it's going to have to describe itself, over time.
It was collected from the South China Botanic Garden in Sept/2014. I was targeting other species and the garden workers kept directing me to B.diaoluoshanensis, insisting that I should try it in the USA. They thought it was special. I stared at it and didn't understand what made it so special.
We now have it our test-grow field (as of March/2015, released from USDA quarantine).
By 2018, I'll have a much better idea of what we have and will describe it in detail!
2022 UPDATE: Grows 35'-40' in South Florida with 2" diameter culms. Hardy down to 25F degrees. USDA Min Zone 9.
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