A stately and handsome bamboo, with straight, vertical culms. A relatively slow spreader, and quite cold hardy. Long inter- nodes reportedly make culms of this variety a suitable material for making flutes. Culms are straight and round, wood is relatively weak. We do not have a rating available for the eating quality of the shoots, but the shoots of the species (Semiarundinaria fastuosa) of which this is a variety are described as being sweet even when raw.
Japanese Palm Tree Bamboo (semiarundinaria fastuosa viridis)
$28.00 – $40.00
(Gramineae – grass family)
stately, upright, relatively slow spreader, edible shoots
max ht 30′ • max culm dia 1.5″ • min temp -5°F •
Native to Japan and East Asia
$34.00 – $94.00