Thursday, November 11, 2010

Awesome fall red on a bamboo plant...

Snapped this great photo of Phylostachys bambusoides 'Castillon' today. It seems that every year around this time, as temperatures cool, the culms turn a nice shade of red on the side it gets sun. This bamboo is a runner, can take full sun but looks best in some afternoon shade in Sacramento. A ten year in-ground grove can get up to 35 feet tall. Mine is in a large pot. Nice color on this bamboo!

Mad Man Bamboo

1 comment:

Ron Mylar said...

I am totally agreed with you such that it is a nice fall of the red color on the bamboo color. And this happen in the cool season when they face the sun.