A genus of small Asian running bamboos which shoot in spring and are relatively hardy. Most have extremely large, wide, tropical-looking leaves and tolerate low light levels.
(INLA) Has leaves 2" wide by 1' long with a somewhat stiff and spiky appearance. It grows 6' tall, is hardy to 0 degrees, and prefers shade. A recent import.
(INLO) Has attractive, dark green leaves on upright, solid culms. Leaves are up to 1 ¼" wide by 7" long. Good house or garden plant. Tolerates a wide range of light exposure. Hardy to 0.
(INT) Has the largest leaves of any bamboo in cultivation, sometimes up to 2' long by 4" wide. It tolerates lower light levels than any other bamboo. Planted in total shade it forms an attractive 3' tall mounded ground cover. In bright light to filtered sun it may grow to 7' tall. This plant also makes a nice tropical-looking house plant. Hardy to -10 degrees.
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