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As the name implies, this is a bamboo that can take very wet conditions, even standing water, due to the fact that the culms and roots both have hollow air channels. It does very well in sites that other bamboos would perish. Slender zigzag culms (canes) that turn to a dark grey green color.
Phyllostachys Heteroclada Purpurata
Common name: Water bamboo
Height x Diameter: Ht. To 30’.
Minimum temperature: Hardy to 0° f.
USDA zone 6-10
Light: Full sun.
Culm: Green to blue green.
Uses: Screen, hedge, wind break.