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Products > Pleioblastus shibuyanus 'Tsuboi'
 
Pleioblastus shibuyanus 'Tsuboi'
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Bamboo
Family: Poaceae (Gramineae) (Grasses)
Origin: Japan (Asia)
Evergreen: Yes
Variegated Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: NA
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: Running
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: < 0 F
Pleioblastus shibuyanus 'Tsuboi' - A vigorous small running bamboo that was imported by the American Bamboo Society from Japan in 1986. It has upright-growing narrow culms 1 to 2 feet tall that are bare at the base with tufts of foliage starting halfway up. The leaves are dark green with dark creamy-white variegation. This variegation, always present but most pronounced on new foliage, is variable from leaf to leaf but the midrib is always striped. Plant in full cool sun or in light shade. With the tufts of foliage this bamboo has a very sculptural look which can be enhance by pruning. Great as a potted specimen or for use in the ground. Bamboo Society lists this bamboo as a candidate for indoor use in low light situation. There is considerable disagreement on the ultimate height of this plant with some references stating that it can reach 9 feet tall. Our original stock plants, while only 4 years old have remained around 10 to 12 inches tall.  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 Pleioblastus 'Tsuboi'.
 
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