Knots as bulging as two closed cymbals. Fine, graceful foliage. This bamboo grows in China, in Sichuan at altitudes ranging from 1200 to 2200m. It is strictly confined in its region of origin due to the use and trade of its products, which has been made by the local population for over 2000 years. Was it because of a lack of vigilance or as a way of witnessing a desire for openness? Whatever the reason, Peter Addington brought a Chimonobambusa tumidissinoda plant from China in 1987, which he introduced to England and has since, been distributed throughout Europe.
Superb in pots or flowerbeds, however it only develops completely on the ground.
Much appreciated edible sprouts. Decorative for its foliage and its protruding knots, interesting to plant on hillsides seen from the bottom up.