Hedge bamboo. This striking variegated bamboo makes an excellent screen in partly shaded locations. With regular water a healthy plant can reach 30’ tall in a 6’ wide stand. Noted for its yellow-orange striped canes and pinkish new growth, ‘Alphonse Karr’ seems to be slightly more cold tolerant than other Bambusas. Best in moist, rich soils. Hardy to 25F. Southern China.