Forms decent clumps and the height reaches 3 to 4 meters high. The young shoots are covered with attractive brown sheaths which later falls off to reveal the silvery blue culms. Young shoots of this bamboo is edible and the bamboos poles are used in the Himalayas for construction and handicrafts.
Plants offered are 2 to 4 feet tall established in 1.5 litre poly pots. Available after May 2009.