This lovely recently discovered bamboo forms a dense contained clump and is well behaved and non invasive in the garden. It's a perfect plant for the back of the border, growing to a height of around 3m so is a fine choice for use as a screen. New culms emerge green from late spring then quickly change to red before maturing to yellow giving the plant a delightful multicoloured hue.
For the maximum colouring grow in a spot that receives sun for part of the day as Red Fountain Bamboo enjoys a little shade and free draining fertile soil. Fully hardy and easy to care for this is a plant for a lifetime which will establish to form a lovely centrepiece.