Fast growing clumping bamboo with new culms that are powdery baby-blue which slowly age to a mix of green and yellow. Upright shoots with medium leaves form nicley open clumps. Edible shoots. Afternoon shade inland.
Broadly arching branches dense with green leaves. Does well outdoors in coastal areas, including throughout the Bay Area. Greener in Shade, Bright Red culms in Full sun. Needs some shade in hotter climates.
H. falconeri v. damarapa does well outdoors in coastal areas, including throughout the Bay Area. Random-colored striped culms – dark green, red and yellow. Masses of leaves are borne on long slender branchlets.
Masses of long narrow leaves densely cover the culms. Gently arcing clumper, sways in the breeze. Excellent in ornamental gardens without heavy irrigation, or in well-drained pots will grow to 6′ tall.