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PlantFiles: Sunburst Bamboo
Bambusa pervariabilis 'Viridistriata'

Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Bambusa (bam-BOO-suh) (Info)
Species: pervariabilis
Cultivar: Viridistriata

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Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo

over 40 ft. (12 m)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

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)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
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Sun to Partial Shade
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Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive tropicalbamboo On Jan 21, 2005, tropicalbamboo from Loxahatchee, FL (Zone 10a) wrote:

A stunning bamboo that grows erect and tall with dense branching and small leaves. Branches to the ground so it must be groomed annually if you want to show off the lower culms. Good hardiness for a tropical bamboo - has shown no damage at a sustained temperature of 24 degrees F.
Performed well in the recent Florida hurricanes.


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

Los Angeles, California
San Leandro, California
Loxahatchee, Florida
Miami, Florida

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