One of the more cold-hardy bamboo species, it is widely grown in the U.S. Culms are strongly upright, with dense foliage. A good species for hedges or screens. Young culms are green with yellow grooves. Shoots are notably free of acrid flavor, even when raw; one of the best species for edible shoot production. Wood is not of high quality, as compared with other species, and is less durable than that of some species when used outdoors (but the culms are straight and sturdy and quite suitable for many uses). About 20% of the culms have a distinct (and sometimes very pronounced) crook near the base. This feature, which is descriptively referred to as genuflection (meaning “bending of the knee”) adds to the ornamental appeal of the species. Has been reported to grow as large as 40′ tall with 2-1/4″ diameter culms in the U.S. An aggressive spreader. Note: Sizes over 3′ tall are not always available during the period from January to May, but are usually available at other times. 7′-9′ and larger sizes are not shippable by UPS. Quantity rates and wholesale rates available on request.