Bamboo, Kimmei Variegated Buddha Belly

Bambusa ventricosa ‘Kimmei’

  • Clumping variety grows up to 55’ tall with a 3” culm diameter

  • Very drought and flood tolerant

  • Culms turn yellow with green stripes with age

  • Large bamboo with a weeping habit great for blocking a view

  • Various growth habits, some forms have fairly straight internodes while other forms have short swollen internodes, giving a Buddha belly


S. China

USDA Cold hardiness Zones


Light Requirement

Full sun to part shade

Soil Requirements

Regular to moist soil