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Pleioblastus Genus

Bamboo

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun, Part shade or Shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Humus-rich
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Pleioblastus genus (Bamboo). There are about 20 species, they are mostly dwarf to medium sized. They will produce slender hollow stems with small narrow leaves. The leaves are lance shaped with cross veins that give a tessellated appearance. The flowers are produced at varying intervals but are not decorative.

Characteristics

Evergreens, Bamboos

Origin

China & Japan

Interest and use

Used for hedging as well as for ornamental purposes. The woody stems can have many uses. Suitable for coastal conditions.

Cultivation

They are very frost hardy. They should be planted in loose, moist, well-drained soil with sun or partial-shade, make sure you water well in the summer.

Propagation

By seed in spring or autumn, or by division in autumn. Selected cultivars should be propagated by division only.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Usually little trouble from pests and diseases.

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