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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 webpage is based on research conducted about this plant in our nursery library, from online sources, as well as from observations made of it as it grows in the nursery in containers, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens where we have observed it growing. We will also incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing  Pleioblastus pygmaeus.
 
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