One of the best clumping bamboos for a sunny location. It is also more upright than our other hardy clumping bamboos. This bamboo is from South Africa, where it is called Bergbamboes, or mountain bamboo; it is the only African bamboo hardy enough to grow in the Pacific Northwest. It is an unusual bamboo, having very thick culms in relation to its height. It is also quite wind tolerant and can be used in coastal landscapes.
Although it can grow in zone 7 through 9, it will usually show some foliar damage when exposed to temperatures of 12 F or lower.
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