Friendly name: Se. Okey Boy

Semiarundinaria okuboi

Maximum Height: 25'
Maximum Diameter: 1 1/2"
Minimum Temperature: -3° F
Does best in full sun.
Spreading: Aggressive

Semiarundinaria okuboi

Formerly Semiarundinaria villosa. The leaves are distinctive in being wider for their length than leaves of other bamboos.

Semiarundinaria okuboi (Zone 7)
Semiarundinaria okuboi
Semiarundinaria okuboi...
First year
Bamboo - Semiarundinaria okuboi First year growth photo

Second year
Bamboo - Semiarundinaria okuboi Second year growth photo

Third year
Bamboo - Semiarundinaria okuboi Third year growth photo

Fourth year
Bamboo - Semiarundinaria okuboi Fourth year growth photo

Fifth year
Bamboo - Semiarundinaria okuboi Fifth year growth photo
Semiarundinaria okuboi

Botanical Latin is essentially a written language .... How they are pronounced really matters little provided they sound pleasant and are understood by all concerned...
W.T. Stearn an authority on Botanical Latin

Name Botanical Alternate Meaning
Semiarundinaria SEM-eye-ar-run-din-NAY-ree-uh   From the Latin semi meaning half and the noun "arundo" (cane) and the suffix "-aria" signifies belonging to. 
okuboi OH-kuh-boy OH-kuh-BO-eye   

Semiarundinaria okuboi
Edible shoots Small Hedge Unknown
House Unknown Wood quality Unknown
Container Good Crafts Good
Screen Good Ornamental Excellent
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