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.

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    

Performance data
Semiarundinaria fastuosa Narihira Bamboo (Zone 7)
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
We start harvesting and grooming our groves after the 5th year, so any results after that would not reflect the true performance of the grove.
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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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