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Pleioblastus pygmaeus - Dwarf Bamboo
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Bamboo
Family: Poaceae (Gramineae) (Grasses)
Origin: Japan (Asia)
Evergreen: Yes
Synonyms: [Sasa pygmaea]
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: Running
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 0-10 F
Pleioblastus pygmaeus (Dwarf Bamboo) - A quick-growing, running small bamboo to a maximum height of 1 1/2 feet. The canes are thin and densely clothed with tiny 1 inch long leaves that are hairy on the underside. Plant in full sun (along coast) to light shade. Can handle some drought, but looks better with moderate watering. Hardy to 10 F. Invasive if not controlled, it is a good plant to hold slopes against erosion. Can periodically be mowed to rejuvenate the growth and appearance.  The information on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library and from online sources as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens that we have observed it in. We also will incorporate comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that might aid others in growing Pleioblastus pygmaeus.
 
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