A probable hybrid of Ph. nigra ‘Henon’ and Sasa veitchii f. tyugokensis from Mt. Hiba on Honshu, Japan. Both forms of the plant are aggressive runners with single branches and wide leaves up to 10″ long and 1½” wide. The species grow about 15′ tall, are cold hardy to -5 degrees, and and make good container plants and screens. Shoots in the spring.