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BAMBOO Pleioblastus variegatus

(Arundinaria fortunei) - low tufted species forming dense thickets. Suitable for rock garden, 2-3' tall, silver variegated
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Leaves 14cm (5½in) long.
  • Height
    0.8-1.2m (32in-4ft)
  • Spread
    1.2m (4ft)
  • Bamboo
    Upright, woody bamboo with hollow, pale-green canes. Nodes have a white, waxy bloom.
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
  • Hardy - average winter
    Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

BAMBOO Pleioblastus variegatus



  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Introduced into UK by Robert Fortune, Scottish plant hunter, in 1863.ideal for rock gardens or tubs/containers.
    Place of origin
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Town garden
    Woodland garden
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    (see photos above)
  • Seasonal Interest
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Wildlife
    Rabbit Resistant
0.8-1.2m (32in-4ft)
bamboo - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1.2m (4ft)

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