Other Common Names: Tanakae
Average Height: 35 Feet
Average diameter: 3Inches
Zone: 7-8 (Hardy to 0 degrees Fahrenheit)
Light Requirements: Sun or Partial Shade
Best Use: Rare, Collectors Bamboo, Ornamental, Decorative, Wood Craft,
Tanakae has many of the same characteristics of other bambusoides which makes it great for woodworking, and wood crafts. Beyond woodworking, this is a decorative bamboo marked by its green canes with purple spots. Although lovely to look at, the spots are actually caused by bacteria-which is not harmful to the bamboo, but does take some of the illusion of beauty away from it. The spots don’t appear until the bamboo has hit maturity and since this bamboo is not a particularly fast growing variety, this can take some time.