Product Description“Phyllostachys Rubromarginata ‘Red Margin Bamboo’ is our fasted growing screening bamboo. ‘Red Margin Bamboo’ is an excellent choice for privacy screening in colder climate zones because of its fast growth, cold hardiness and ability to withstand cold dry winds. It is named for the small red margins of coloration on all the new edible shoots.
This past year ‘Red Margin Bamboo’ was the most sought after bamboo we supplied. It has beautiful green canes with long nodes. Very hardy bamboo that makes a great screen and is growing well in warm climate zones 5 locations.
This one is doing well above 5000 feet in cold Denver, CO. The culm (cane) sheaths are olive color with fine reddish striping. The culm sheath borders have the pronounced red margin. Sheath auricles and oral setae are absent. The ligule is dark red in color. Handles salt spray well. This great bamboo will provide a screening effect even in densely shaded areas.
In USDA Climate Zone 7 expect mature size canes to be over 50 feet. in height.
In USDA Climate Zone 6 expect mature size canes to be 20 to 30 feet in height.
In USDA Climate Zone 5 expect mature size canes to be 12 to 18 feet in height.
An extensive government study done by the University of Auburn agriculture department showed it to be superior in culm/rhizome production. The university tested twenty seven species over a thirty year period and found it be dramatically superior over the other bamboo tested in the genus. We have found this species to be a healthy and strong grower. It is one of the best species if you want to have a bamboo grove or screen fast.
Phyllostachys Rubromarginata ‘Red Margin’ is an excellent choice for shaded areas. This species has proven to do very well in deep shade. In our experience it has also adapted to wet sites very well. Even out performing Phyllostachys atrovaginata or Phyllostachys purpurata in poorly drained areas. Once established it grows very dense and produces hundreds of canes close together.
The beautiful canes are highly sought after for use in arts and crafts. The long inter nodal spaces can reach up to 22 inches on mature canes. The hard wood of this species make it an excellent timber bamboo.
It’s name is derived from the beautiful red markings on the new spring shoots.
Plant introduction number (PI) into the U.S. 77000
The Chinese name for Phyllostachys rubromarginata is Hong Bian zhu