This is the most cold hardy of all phyllostachys bamboo, surviving well below zero, reportedly even as cold as -20°F with only some leaf loss. This is the bamboo for all you Northerners!! New culms emerge dark purple, almost black. Culms eventually fade to dark green.
Common name: Nude sheath, Stone bamboo
Height x Diameter: Ht. 35’x1.75”.
Minimum temperature: Hardy to –10°F to -20°F.
USDA zone 5-10
Light: Full sun.
Culm: Dark red to purple new culms, fading to green with age.
Uses: Hedge, screen, specimen, erosion control, grove, container.
Distribution Eastern China.