Saturday, December 19, 2009

Beautiful leaves for an exceptional bamboo plant - Hibanobambusa tranquillans 'Shiroshima'

This is a favorite..... Hibanobambusa tranquillans 'Shiroshima.' A running bamboo that grows to 16 feet max with 1.3 inch diameter culms. As you can see the leaves are really beautiful (if you look close enough to the photo, the new leaves have hints of burgundy red in them). The culms turn a dark burgundy color as well.

Photo is by Gerhard Bock (