Y. brevipaniculata is shorter and more upright than our other Yushania. The new shoots are very unusual, with the oral setae at the tip of the shoot. This newly-released bamboo is good for a short (6 to 8 foot) hedge or screen. In many ways this bamboo resembles a Fargesia. Like other Yushania, this bamboo has rhizomes that are technically clumping rhizome type, but because it is so vigorous and has long rhizome "necks", we consider any Yushania to be a spreading bamboo, though not as fast as Phyllostachys. It is fairly deep rooted, making it good for erosion control.