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Bamboo
Hibanobambusa tranquillans 'Shiroshima'

Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hibanobambusa (hy-bah-no-bam-BOO-sa) (Info)
Species: tranquillans
Cultivar: Shiroshima

Category:

Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo

Height:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Hardiness:

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:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Variegated

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

San Leandro, California

Hulbert, Oklahoma

American Fork, Utah

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Nov 26, 2005, wallaby1 from Lincoln
United Kingdom (Zone 8a) wrote:

Bought in 2004 as young plant, canes grown taller this year. I split some off easily and it has rerooted in a pot. Leaves a very good variegation with plent of creamy yellow, streaked dark green, and are quite long. Underside of leaf has a whitish hue. Leaves remained on last winter, frosts to -6C.