Chusquea mimosa

Common Name:

Plant Type:
Bamboo
Family:
Poaceae (The Grass Family)
Geographic Origin:
South America
California Native?:
No
Plant Size:
To 15-20 feet high
Landscape/Garden Uses:
screens
Flowering Season:
Seldom produced
Flower Color:
Not applicable
Exposure:
Light shade
Soils:
Most soils
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 20-25 degrees F.
Clumping bamboo from southern Brazil carries clouds of small leaves on erect, sturdy stems for a very graceful effect. Older stems are shiny and dark red when grown in sun. Clumps can reach 15-20 feet. Best in light shade, with regular to moderate watering.