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Products > Pleioblastus viridistriatus
 
Pleioblastus viridistriatus - Dwarf Greenstripe Bamboo

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Bamboo
Family: Poaceae (Gramineae) (Grasses)
Origin: Japan (Asia)
Evergreen: Yes
Yellow/Chartreuse Foliage: Yes
Variegated Foliage: Yes
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Synonyms: [Arundinaria viridi-striata, A. auricoma]
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: Running
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: <15 F
Pleioblastus viridistriatus (Dwarf Greenstripe Bamboo) - A quick-growing, running small bamboo that grows to a maximum height of 2 1/2 feet. The canes, which can grow to a diameter of 1/4 inch are covered with variegated green and gold leaves. Plant in partial shade in a contained area if spreading will be a problem. Irrigate regularly to occasuionally - more vigorous with ample water but suprisingly tolerant (at least in our coastal garden) of irrigation once a month or so. Hardy to 0 degrees F. Looks best if cut to the ground each winter to highlight the vivid yellow new growth. A good bamboo for borders and along walkways or as a foreground plant for taller shrubs.  The information on this page is based on research conducted about this plant in the San Marcos Growers library, from online sources, and from observations made of the crops growing in our nursery, plants in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we may have observed it. We also have incorporated 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 viridistriatus.
 
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