Narihira-dake. Introduced in Europe in 1892 (France) and then in 1895 (England). *Withstands -22º C
Straight stalks, dark green becoming purple in autumn as they age. Column-shaped, flexible, dense foliage around the stem, from base to top. Less invasive rhizomes.
It grows everywhere but the stem only takes on the purple colour if it’s in a sunny area.
Hedges, windbreak, isolated clumps, planters.
Its very vertical frame allows decorative effects different from the Phyllostachys. It is a superb bamboo, ideal for forming a patch of green. Young edible sprouts.