Similar to Chimonobambusa marmorea ‘Red’, except leaves are occasionally striped with narrow white lines. Masses of bright green leaves with narrow white or creamy stripes form on multiple short branches. The cane also develop a showy, reddish color with sun exposure: leaves must be stripped from the lower 2/3 of the culms, and the culms must be exposed to warm morning sun. However, in the afternoon the plant prefers shade, and hot afternoon sun will yellow the leaves. In hotter southern states, this plant must be kept in shade all day, and therefore cane color will be chestnut brown, as they usually are when shipped, also. With the proper sun exposure this makes an attractive container plant and is excellent for erosion control or hedges. Grows 12′ to 25′ tall and ½” in diameter. Hardy to 10.
Chimonobambusa is a genus of East Asian bamboo. They are native to China, Japan, Vietnam, Myanmar, and the Himalayas.