East China, introduced in Taiwan and Japan long ago.
Gasan-chiku, Hotei-chiku (bamboo of the fairy kingdom) – Japan * Withstands -20ºC – damaged foliage from -12ºC with cold dry wind.
Not to be confused with other species due to the knots stacked and compressed usually visible at the base of certain stems. It forms dense tufts of light green, very dense foliage. Pale green stem turning yellow if exposed to the sun.
It develops under all conditions; withstands a relative drought without damage.
Free or trimmed hedges, woodlands, flowerbeds, isolated tufts.
Its closed stems and dense foliage from base to top make an excellent image of greenery.