Geographic Origin: Originates from Japan.
Adult size: 2 to 3.5 metres in height.
Diameter of cane: < 2,5 cm.
Type of soil: Moist and deep. Dislikes excess of lime.
Climate: Drought resistant, if not prolonged.
Exposure: Partial shade.
Root development: Weak runner root system (slightly spreading variety).
Characteristics and uses: It is happy in a border, hedge, clumps or in a planter. It is very hardy and can be grown in windy positions. Both its canes and leaves are green. Its stem is swollen between the knots, becoming more compact around the knotted area.