China (Zheijiang, Hubei, Sichuan, Guangdong) * Withstands -18º C
Green stems, sometimes slightly winding; protruding knots. Dense and flexible foliage, of spring green.
It grows anywhere; it needs special attention in pot crops.
Hedges, massifs, flowerbeds, food.
Besides its ornamental aspect, it produces sprouts, highly appreciated by gourmet cuisine. In their young state, they are covered with curious and very attractive sheaths.