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Products > Sinobambusa tootsik 'Albostriata'
 
Sinobambusa tootsik 'Albostriata' - Variegated Chinese Temple Bamboo

This listing for information only - We no longer grow this plant  

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Bamboo
Family: Poaceae (Gramineae) (Grasses)
Origin: Japan (Asia)
Evergreen: Yes
Variegated Foliage: Yes
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Height: 15-20 feet
Width: Running
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 10-15 F
Sinobambusa tootsik 'Albostriata' (Variegated Chinese Temple Bamboo) - An aggressive temperate running bamboo with tufted clusters of yellowish-white striped leaves on straight slender erect culms to 15 to 20 feet tall with 1 inch wide culms typical in cultivation though the species is noted as reaching 30 feet in habitat. Plant in full sun only in cooler coastal gardens but looks best with part sun to light shade. Irrigate occasionally to regularly - reportedly resents cold dry soils but is hardy to as low as 10F. This plant was found in Kobe Japan in the 1950's and was imported into the U.S. by the American Bamboo Society in 1984. We first saw mature plants growing in the garden of artist and horticulturist Marcia Donahue and got our plants from Bamboo Headquarters. A great bamboo for containers - if planted in the garden it likely should be constrained by some form of a rhizome barrier.  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 Sinobambusa tootsik 'Albostriata'.
 
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