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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.  This description is based on our research and observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We will also incorporate comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have some additional information about this plant, in particular if this information is contrary to what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Pleioblastus pygmaeus.
 
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