The Phyllostachys rubromarginata is another excellent choice for a giant timber for cold climates. It is extremely cold hardy, down to -5°F-10°F. Red margin is a fast grower, making it an excellent choice for a screen or grove. Its foliage and branching starts low on the culm, almost at ground level. Red margin gets its name because of the red borders and striping on the culm sheaths. Though it grows to as much as 50′-60′, as with most all bamboo, the colder the climate, the shorter your plant will mature to, both in height and culm caliper.
Common name: Red margin
Height x Diameter: Ht. 55′ x 2.75
Minimum temperature: Hardy to -5°F.
USDA zone 5-10
Light: Full Sun.
Uses: Specimen, hedge, screen, grove.
Distribution: Chekiang China.