Phyllostachys atrovaginata ‘Incense’ - A medium tall, light green bamboo (to 25 ft), with unusually thick canes, to 3 inches, and a subtle smell of sandalwood. Its profuse branches have an interesting horizontal habit. The canes, besides being very large in diameter for their height, are extremely upright, making this variety useful in narrow applications. In addition, Incense is adapted to growing in very wet conditions, with air canals in its roots. Try this one in wetlands or a water garden. Incense thrives equally well under dryer conditions. Edible sweet shoots.
Evergreen to –5 F (-21 C) Full sun