A few days ago I took you on a tour of the Garden of Eden Arboretum located on the Hāna Highway in northern Maui. My post showed you many of the exotic trees, shrubs and perennials growing there, but I left out one group of plants: bamboos.
The bamboo garden at Garden of Eden isn’t huge but since I didn’t know ahead of time that it even existed, it was like receiving an unexpected gift when I saw the first huge clump:
Bambusa vulgaris ‘Vittata’ aka painted bamboo;
from China and Japan; height to 50 ft., hardy to 27°F
Painted bamboo may be common in tropical regions, but for me it’s still a thing of rare beauty.
Bambusa vulgaris ‘Vittata’