China (Hubei, Fujian), India (Assam Himalaya). Taken to Japan long ago. * Withstands -18º C
Very straight stems, sometimes with zigzagging between the knots at the base, bright dark green. Leaves 12 to 15 cm long and 2 to 3 cm wide, intense green. Light foliage. The leaves come out of the ground late (June/July).
It has no particular requirements but it will not reach an important height, except in good weather, sunshine, and crop care.
Isolated tufts and small woodlands
Besides its ornamental interest, it provides wood with excellent properties of strength and elasticity. Widely used in Japan, its sprouts are edible and highly appreciated.