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Pleioblastus variegatus

Dwarf white-striped bamboo

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Features

  • Height0.6m to 0.8m
  • Spread0.9m to 1.3m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Leaf ColourGreen white variegated

Description

Pleioblastus variegatus (Dwarf white-striped bamboo). The leaves are deep green with cream stripes. The leaf sheaths have purple interiors and downy exteriors.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Bamboo

Other common names

Bamboo

Origin

Japan

Interest and use

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

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Needs

  • LightFull sun, Part shade or Shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Light, Medium
  • WaterMoist

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

You can propagate by division.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Usually little trouble from pests and diseases.

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