Large leaved, tropical looking plant that commonly grows to 8’ tall in Northern California, shorter in warmer climates. It has light green canes with multiple black spots and swirls and leaves that can reach 15” long and 4” wide. It is a vigorous runner that prefers a half to full day direct sun and is hardy to -20ºF.
- Origin: Japan
- Minimum Temperature: -10 F.
- Size in climate of origin: 15’ tall, 0.5” in diameter
- Sun/Shade: Half-day of morning sun up to a full-day of sun (3-5)
- Recommended Uses: Screen, hedge, border, or in pots, indoors or outdoors. In Japan and China these leaves are sometimes used to wrap or serve foods or for culinary decoration.
- Shooting Season: Spring
- Ideal growing conditions: Half-day of sun, plenty of water and humidity, good drainage.
- Acceptable growing conditions: Full-day of sun is ok in cooler, more humid conditions with plenty of water. Works well in narrow spaces. Great cold hardiness makes it a good choice for northern climates. May also be used indoors.
- Special Care: Susceptible to bamboo mites. Spray regularly if found.
- Recommended polyethylene plastic root barrier in average soils: 24” x 40 mil
- Size Locally in open ground: 8’ tall, 0.5” in diameter