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Semiarundinaria fastuosa /Temple Bamboo

Semiarundinaria fastuosa  / Semiarundinaria fastuosa
Temple bamboo tops with barren canes
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Temple bamboo tops with barren canes

Canes of the temple bamboo

A nice stand of Temple Bamboo at Villa Carlotta on Lake Como in Italy

Foliage of the Temple Bamboo

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Scientific Name: Semiarundinaria fastuosa
Common Name: Temple Bamboo
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 20-30 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: High
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants for Hedges, Screening and Privacy
Comments: This is one of the very tall growing bamboos. It is used for screening and other privacy control work as well as for their specimen clumps that provide more aesthetic qualities. The culms or canes are first green and then turn more of a burgundy color. Containment may be necessary to keep spread in check. The spread of this tember bamboo is not rapid. The sheaths around the canes persist for a considerable period.