- Height: 35 - 70 feet (10.5 - 21m)
- Max. Diameter: 5" (13cm)
- Hardiness: -20°C (-5°F)
- USDA Zone: 6a
- Light: Full Sun
Similar to 'vivax Huangwehzhu' but the colours are inversed. The culms are a brillant yellow with a green sulcus. Looks similar to Bambusoides Castillon, however 'Kimmei vivax' is a much more aggressive grower with thicker culms. Another very beautiful timber bamboo.
"Kimmei" is a Japanese word which loosely translated means "golden with a green sign". Kimmei is the perfect reflection for the golden culms with green striping.
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Display of vivid colors of new culms.
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New shoot making its way into the canopy.
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Closeup of culm and internode with new branch emerging.
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New shoot from young potted plant.
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Nice contrast between the green stripe and leaves with the butter yellow of the culm.