Temple Bamboo, Narihira Bamboo

Semiarundinaria fastuosa

Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Semiarundinaria (semi-ee-ar-run-din-NAY-ree-a) (Info)
Species: fastuosa (fast-yoo-OH-suh) (Info)


Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo

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20-30 ft. (6-9 m)


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade



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This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Gainesville, Florida

Shawnee Mission, Kansas

Hulbert, Oklahoma

Greencastle, Pennsylvania

Austin, Texas

La Vernia, Texas

New Braunfels, Texas

Bellingham, Washington

Ridgefield, Washington

Tacoma, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Mar 3, 2014, sd_matt from Casa de Oro-Mount Helix, CA wrote:

I'm in the 91941 zip code which is La Mesa, CA (San Diego). I bought four of red variety around January. So far so good. They are sending out new branches. Three are on the west side of my yard and one is on the east side. So one gets more evening sun and three get the morning sun. All get the afternoon sun. I'll post updates or ask me if I forget.


On May 2, 2013, Gascoigne from Shawnee Mission, KS (Zone 5a) wrote:

Has survived 2 Kansas City area winters with no dieback. Some leaftip burn, but has done very well in our unpredictable weather, mainly consisting of highly variable temperatures, dry semi-arid summers, and often harsh winters. I built two beds for my bamboos, each @ 12' x 4'. This one is in the bed along with Aureocaulis and yellow groove. The other bed has Spectabilis, Atrovaginata, and Rubromarginata . I also have indocalamus tessellatus, and fargesia nitida. All are thriving.