Pigmy Green Stripe Bamboo, Dwarf Greenstripe
Pleioblastus viridistriatus 'Chrysophyllus'

Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pleioblastus (plee-o-blast-uss) (Info)
Species: viridistriatus (vi-rid-ee-stry-AH-tus) (Info)
Cultivar: Chrysophyllus

Category:

Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo

Perennials

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Variegated

Chartreuse/Yellow

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Clayton, California

Abington, Connecticut

Wilmington, Delaware

Austin, Texas

Mission, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Oct 18, 2013, RonDEZone7a from Wilmington, DE (Zone 7a) wrote:

Pleioblastus viridistriatus is a great little bamboo for growing outdoors in a pot. I live in northern Delaware (Zone 7a) and I have been growing this plant for several years in a large ceramic pot that I leave outdoors all year. I have mine growing in semi-shade on my patio. The plant looks great all spring, summer and fall. It usually gets burned by the end of winter but it re-sprouts quickly in spring. I've also never had any problems with insect pests. It's a great little bamboo to grow in a pot and is hardy at least to Zone 7a, even in a pot.

Positive

On Apr 24, 2004, Happenstance from Northern California, CA wrote:

Slow growing running Bamboo with a great chartreuse coloration. Works wonders in a shady spot by brightening the area with no need for flowers.