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Semiarundinaria fastuosa
Red Fastuosa (Temple) Bamboo


USDA Zones 6 to 10

Hardy to -10°F (-23.3°C)

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Full sun to partial shade

Not fussy, can do well in acidic or alkaline soils

Moderate to regular watering

20 to 30 feet (6.1-9.1 m) tall and 1 to 2 inches (2.5-5 cm) in diameter



Red Fastuosa or Temple Bamboo is one of the more majestic of the bamboos in appearance. It's a native of Japan, and has a very upright and stately look. You'll seldom notice any drooping branches that would give a messy appearance.

The plant makes a great screen or hedge, and is often used as a very effective windbreak, but you must be careful, because this plant can spread out of control if you don't plant it properly.

If you plant this variety, contain the growth by burying a concrete pipe 3 feet (1 m) long into the ground and then plant into the pipe.

The spectacular canes start out bright green, then gradually age to a beautiful burgundy-red color. A very beautiful addition to any yard or garden, as long as it's restrained properly.


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