Chusquea culeou 'Cana Prieta'
- Height: 12 - 20 feet (4 - 7m)
- Max. Diameter: 3/4" (2cm)
- Hardiness: -18°C (0°F)
- USDA Zone: 6b
- Light: Mostly Sunny
This cultivar of Chusquea culeou has dark new culms. 'Cana Prieta' is derived from the Latin language meaning blackish or very dark cane. A multitude of branches with small delicate leaves surround the node. The canes slowly fade to a gradient of yellow and black. Together with its upright growth habit make this one of the most stunning ornamental clumping bamboos.
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Note the color difference between the old and new culms.
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Closeup of leaf structure.
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Closeup of culm showing beautiful contrast of the black and yellow.
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New culm growth displaying young dark culms.