Temple Bamboo is a tall, erect, columnar growing plant, to almost 35′, making it a great selection for narrow areas. Most of the foliage is on the top 1/2 to 1/3 of the culm, allowing a great view of the incredible colored culms. Temple Bamboo has green culms, but as they age they turn to purple/brown to almost brick red. Color is greatly enhanced by the dropping temperatures in the Fall, especially when it is near freezing. Although a runner, it is not as aggressive as most bamboos. It makes a dense forming screen.
Common name: Temple Bamboo
Height x Diameter: Ht. 34'x1.5".
Minimum temperature: Hardy to -5°F.
USDA zone 7-10.
Light: Full sun.
Culm: Green to red in full sun.
Uses: Hedge, screen, grove, specimen.