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PlantFiles: Dwarf Whitestripe Bamboo
Pleioblastus fortunei

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Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pleioblastus (plee-o-blast-uss) (Info)
Species: fortunei (for-TOO-nee-eye) (Info)

Synonym:Arundinaria fortunei
Synonym:Arundinaria variegata
Synonym:Pleioblastus variegatus

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3 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Deciduous
Variegated
Silver/Gray

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

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

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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2 neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral fernfarmer On Jan 30, 2013, fernfarmer from Poulsbo, WA wrote:

In our garden, which is west of Seattle, this plant is prone to mites (which is annoying, but can be managed by regular dormant oil spraying or misting or, failing that, periodic drastic pruning). It also seems inclined to revert to a pure green form, which changes some of its design value. That said, it is an interesting addition to the landscape, and we have found it's roaming inclinations to be totally contained by pounding a 6" plastic edging into the ground around the planting.

Neutral lehua_mc On Feb 23, 2010, lehua_mc from Portland, OR (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is a bamboo I am willing to suffer, being a mixed compliment I know. It is beautiful, and absolutely unique in form, color and grace. It is said to run, but I have not yet seen the worst of it, compared with larger running types I am more familiar with.

Regional...

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

Saint Petersburg, Florida
Richfield, Ohio
Portland, Oregon
Poulsbo, Washington



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