Bambusa ventricosa Kimmei
Bambusa ventricosa Kimmei, common name: Kimmei Bamboo, also identified as Bambusa tuldoides 'Ventricosa Kimmei' has yellow culms with green vertical stripes.
Maximum height: 30 ft.
Maximum culm diameter: 2"
Minimum temperature: 27°F
Minimum USDA hardiness zone: 8B.
This is a great bamboo that was given to me by the late Richard Waldron. He told me an interesting story about how he first got it from a woman he met at a bamboo show who supposedly smuggled it in from Japan, so I was very surprised when he dug up his only plant and gave it to me. I still have no idea if the story was true, or if he just liked to make things interesting.
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