If you lived in the western Chinese mountains, this might not be your first choice for landscaping since it is a favorite food of the indigenous Giant Pandas which might devastate your landscape. Without such bothers here, you'll find this selection to be elegant, easy to grow and an exciting, clumping, non-invasive addition to your landscape. Early shoots on this hardy species display exquisite orange-red culm sheaths surrounding the narrow, upright shoots that tend to fountain over slightly as they rise, creating a flowing landscape form that will be prized individually or in groups. This clumping mountain bamboo also makes the perfect evergreen screen with dark green foliage that will keep the landscape cool looking even in the heat of summer. It grows well in any sun to partial shade location in moist, well-drained soil and, in the absence of Giant Pandas, even the deer won't munch on them.