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Products > Sinobambusa tootsik 'Albostriata'
 
Sinobambusa tootsik 'Albostriata' - Variegated Chinese Temple 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
Variegated Foliage: Yes
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Height: 15-20 feet
Width: Running
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 10-15 F
Sinobambusa tootsik 'Albostriata' (Variegated Chinese Temple Bamboo) - An aggressive temperate running bamboo with tufted clusters of yellowish-white striped leaves on straight slender erect culms to 15 to 20 feet tall with 1 inch wide culms typical in cultivation though the species is noted as reaching 30 feet in habitat. Plant in full sun only in cooler coastal gardens but looks best with part sun to light shade. Irrigate occasionally to regularly - reportedly resents cold dry soils but is hardy to as low as 10F. This plant was found in Kobe Japan in the 1950's and was imported into the U.S. by the American Bamboo Society in 1984. We first saw mature plants growing in the garden of artist and horticulturist Marcia Donahue and got our plants from Bamboo Headquarters. A great bamboo for containers - if planted in the garden it likely should be constrained by some form of a rhizome barrier.  The information on this page is based on research conducted about this plant in our library and from reliable online sources. We also take into consideration observations of this plant in our nursery crops, as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens we visit. We also will incorporate comments that we receive 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 Sinobambusa tootsik 'Albostriata'.
 
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