This is the green form of the species Semiarundinaria fastuosa. Temple Bamboo is a tall, erect, columnar bamboo that will grow 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. This variety of Temple Bamboo has green culms. Although a runner, it is not as aggressive as most bamboos. Temple bamboo creates a dense forming screen or hedge. It makes a very nice container plant.
Semiarundinaria fastuosa ‘Viridis’
Common name: Temple bamboo.
Synonyms: Arundinaria fastuosa.
Height x Diameter: 30′ x 1.5″.
Minimum temperature: -5°f.
USDA zone 7-10
Light: Full sun.
Uses: Narrow hedge, screen, grove, wind break.
Distribution: Japan, Taiwan and China.