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Pleioblastus viridistriatus - Dwarf Greenstripe Bamboo
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Bamboo
Family: Poaceae (Gramineae) (Grasses)
Origin: Japan (Asia)
Evergreen: Yes
Yellow/Chartreuse Foliage: Yes
Variegated Foliage: Yes
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Synonyms: [Arundinaria viridi-striata, A. auricoma]
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: Running
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: <15 F
Pleioblastus viridistriatus (Dwarf Greenstripe Bamboo) - A quick-growing, running small bamboo that grows to a maximum height of 2 1/2 feet. The canes, which can grow to a diameter of 1/4 inch are covered with variegated green and gold leaves. Plant in partial shade in a contained area if spreading will be a problem. Irrigate regularly to occasuionally - more vigorous with ample water but suprisingly tolerant (at least in our coastal garden) of irrigation once a month or so. Hardy to 0 degrees F. Looks best if cut to the ground each winter to highlight the vivid yellow new growth. A good bamboo for borders and along walkways or as a foreground plant for taller shrubs.  This description is based on our research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery and our own landscape plantings and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments we receive from others and appreciate receiving feedback of any kind from those who have 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 Pleioblastus viridistriatus
 
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