An attractive and vigorous tree whose name means 'Red Bamboo'. Tolerates full sun and is hardy, but needs protection from cold winds and late frost. Reaches 4m in 10 years.
Foliage emerges deep red in spring and holds well into summer, eventually bronzing then turning green. Autumn sees the colour change to vivid crimson.
Beni Otake has a vase shaped habit that rounds with maturity. A vigorous and upright grower, with strap-like leaves and a distinctive bamboo-like appearance.