Photos copyright: Dain Sansome, 2003
Semiarundinaria fastuosa 'Viridis'
Common name: 'Viridis' or "Green Temple Bamboo"
Maximum Height: 35 feet
Expected Northwest Height: 25 feet
Diameter: 1.5 inches
Hardiness: -5º F
USDA zone 6b through 10
This green-stem form of S. fastuosa is the largest hardy bamboo in
the Pacific Northwest that is not a Phyllostachys. Like the species, it is
very upright and makes a good screen or hedge. This bamboo is supposed to
grow 35 feet tall, but has only reached a height of 25 feet at the Bamboo
Garden Nursery near Portland, OR. It grows well in sun or shade.
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