Cane Break Bamboo is one of only two bamboos native to North America. Once covering thousands of acres of fertile bottom land throughout the east and southeast U.S., from Ohio to Maryland, south to Florida. Its natural habitat is moist woodlands and stream banks, making it a great choice for wetter soils, river banks and erosion control along streams, creeks or rivers. It is very hardy, down to -10° F. Culms and leaves are both a dark green. It can take full sun and high heat. We get over 100° F during the summer here in Eugene, Oregon and they have never shown any signs of heat stress. Given that so much of its native habitat is the Southeast, we are certain that humidity and heat would not adversely affect this plant.
Common name: Cane, Giant Cane, River Cane, Cane Break Bamboo
Distribution: Maryland, Virginia, Florida, west to Texas and Missouri and up the Ohio River Valley.
The last photo is an example of a #1 (1 gallon) Arundinaria 'Gigantea', however, it is not the exact plant that you will receive. Your plant will be approximately 1-2 years old, 1'-2' tall, with 1-3 culms (canes).