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Pleioblastus fortunei

Dwarf White Stripe, Chigo-Zasa, Shima-Zasa

Main interest:
striped leaves, compact size, hardy
Soil & Exposure:
sun to part shade to shade (light /dappled shade for best leaf show)
Growth type:
slow running
green culms, white striped green leaves
USDA Hardiness:
rhizome hardy to zone 5a: -29°C (-20°F), stems to zone 7a: ?17.8°C (0°F) View Zone Map
Mature height & width (max.):
height: up to 3 ft (1 m)

Pleioblastus fortunei is a dwarf bamboo with beautiful white and green striped leaves. It makes an excellent ground cover. It is above ground frost sensitive and benefits from winter cover when grown outdoors. You can also grow “Dwarf Whitestripe” indoors, or grow it outdoors in a planter and bring it indoors for the winter. Fertilize with Nettle Tea.

Pleioblastus variegatus
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