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Bamboo

Pleioblastus auricomus 'Variegated Bamboo'

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Bamboo Overview

There are about 20 species, they are mostly dwarf to medium sized. They will produce slender hollow stems with small narrow leaves. The leaves are lance shaped with cross veins that give a tessellated appearance. The flowers are produced at varying intervals but are not decorative.

How to propagate Bamboo

Seed

By seed in spring or autumn.

Division

By division in autumn. Selected cultivars should be propagated by division only.

Special features of Bamboo

Hedge plant

Other uses of Bamboo

Used for hedging as well as for ornamental purposes. The woody stems can have many uses. Suitable for coastal conditions.