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Products > Bambusa vulgaris 'Vittata'
 
Bambusa vulgaris 'Vittata' - Painted Bamboo
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Bamboo
Family: Poaceae (Gramineae) (Grasses)
Origin: Pantropical
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: NA
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Synonyms: [B. vulgaris 'Striata']
Height: 40-60 feet
Width: Clumping
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Bambusa vulgaris 'Vittata' (Painted Bamboo) - A large tender clumping bamboo with a maximum height of 50 feet under optimum conditions. Large arching golden-yellow culms have green vertical stripes that look like drip marks. Branches are often striped as well. Culms are hardy to 27 degrees F, although our plant in the garden has resprouted after suffering an 18 degrees F night. The native location is uncertain, because this species has been widely cultivated for such a long time. The name Bambusa vulgaris 'Striata' is listed as being the current name in "The Bamboos of the World" by Dieter Ohrnberger (1999). This plant is sometimes also commonly called the Golden Hawaiian Bamboo.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Bambusa vulgaris 'Vittata'.
 
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