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Pleioblastus pygmaeus - Dwarf Bamboo
   
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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 information is based on research conducted about this plant in our nursery library and from reliable online sources. We also take into consideration observations of it in our nursery of crops, as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens we have visited. We will incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if it includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Pleioblastus pygmaeus.
 
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