Friendly name: Se. Japanese Palm

Semiarundinaria fastuosa
"Narihira Bamboo"
"Japanese Palm Bamboo"

Maximum Height: 30'
Maximum Diameter: 1 1/2"
Minimum Temperature: -5° F
Does best in full sun.
Spreading: Moderate

Semiarundinaria fastuosa Narihira Bamboo


Erect, straight culms make this a stately bamboo. After a time the culms turn from green to purplish brown. Culm internodes with branches at their base are narrowly grooved above the branches.


Performance
Semiarundinaria fastuosa Narihira Bamboo (Zone 7)

Semiarundinaria fastuosa Narihira Bamboo...
First year
Bamboo - Semiarundinaria fastuosa  Narihira Bamboo First year growth photo

Second year
Bamboo - Semiarundinaria fastuosa  Narihira Bamboo Second year growth photo

Third year
Bamboo - Semiarundinaria fastuosa  Narihira Bamboo Third year growth photo

Fourth year
Bamboo - Semiarundinaria fastuosa  Narihira Bamboo Fourth year growth photo

Fifth year
Bamboo - Semiarundinaria fastuosa  Narihira Bamboo Fifth year growth photo
Year Height Diam Low Temp Winter damage First shoot
1 6' 0 1/4" None May 12
2 10' 0 1/2" None May 4
3 13' 0 3/4" 10° None April 30
4 14' 0 7/8" 11° None April 22
5 16' 1" Low leaf burn April 29

Pronunciation
Semiarundinaria fastuosa Narihira Bamboo

Botanical Latin is essentially a written language .... How they are pronounced really matters little provided they sound pleasant and are understood by all concerned...
W.T. Stearn an authority on Botanical Latin

Name Botanical Alternate Meaning
Semiarundinaria SEM-eye-ar-run-din-NAY-ree-uh   From the Latin semi meaning half and the noun "arundo" (cane) and the suffix "-aria" signifies belonging to. 
fastuosa fast-yoo-OH-suh   Proud 
Narihira NA-ra-HI-ra    

Uses
Semiarundinaria fastuosa Narihira Bamboo
Edible shoots Good Hedge Good
House Too large Wood quality Excellent
Container Good Crafts Good
Screen Excellent Ornamental Excellent
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