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KEY TO THE BAMBOO DESCRIPTIONS

Botanical name - Common name: English, Thai, Japanese, or Chinese, etc. A short descriptive paragraph about each species or variety. The six numbers and letter codes below the description are, from left to right:

1)The sunlight tolerance for best performance - full sun, 1/2 day sun or shade.
2)Full bamboo height in feet.
3)Full diameter in inches.
4)Temperature in degrees Fahrenheit where leaf kill may begin. Rhizomes may tolerate 10-15 degrees colder.
5)Recommended USDA Zones.
6)Running bamboo are designated with an R and clumping type spreaders with a C.


DWARF BAMBOO
These beautiful low growing bamboo species come in a variety of leaf colors and growth habits. All the types listed below are hardy to Zone 7 and in some cases even Zone 6. Use dwarf bamboo for ground covers or facers in foreground plantings. All are excellent in pots. Many make ideal bonsai specimens and houseplants.

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BAMBOO NAME

NOTE

1 GAL

2 GAL

3 GAL

OTHER



Pleioblastus argenteostriatus - OKINA - DAKE


 $9

 $15

 

 

Distinct green-white variegated leaves in spring that fade to more of a green leaf by summer. Mow in
mid-winter to encourage a spring show of new leaves.
1/2   3'   1/4"   0 F   7-10   R

Pleioblastus distichus - DWARF FERN LEAF


$9

  $15

 

 

A very small ground cover bamboo. Leaves are tiny and arranged in a fern leaf pattern. Excellent for
bonsai.
1/2    2'    1/4"    -5 F   6-10     R

Pleioblastus distichus 'Mini'

OUT

$9

  $15

 

 

An even shorter version of the above at 12" tall. Brilliant green springtime growth. Needs fall mowing
to looks it's best.
Sun-1/2    1'    1/8"    -5    6-10    R

Pleioblastus humilis


 $9

 

 

 

Compact growth and attractive leaf patterns set this dwarf from the others. Usually grows smaller and
more compact than listed.
1/2   4'   1/8"   0 F   7-10   R

Pleioblastus pygmaeus - DWARF BAMBOO


$9

  $15

 

 

A vigorous green leaved ground cover bamboo. Looks best when old growth is clipped off in mid-winter.
1/2   2'   1/8"   0 F   7-10   R


Pleioblastus viridi-striatus - KAMURO-ZASA

OUT

$10

  $20

 

 

Brilliant golden-yellow leaves in the spring turning to green-yellow by mid-summer. Green stripes in
the leaves. Mowing in mid-winter ensures luxuriant spring color.
1/2   3'   1/4"   -5 F   7-10   R

Pleioblastus viridi-striatus chrysophyllus

OUT

$12

  $22

 

 

All brilliant golden-yellow leaves. Mowing or clipping in winter enhances spring brilliance.
1/2   3'   1/4"   -5 F   7-10   R

Pseudosasa owatarii


$12

  $22

 

 

A very dwarf Japanese species that only grows a few inches high. Excellent bonsai for its small size
leaves. Can be a slow grower.
1/2   12"   1/8"   0 F   7-10   R

Sasa nagimontana


$12

  $22

 

 

This has large attractive leaves much like the taller sasa palmata. A picture perfect smaller bamboo.
1/2   2'   1/3"   0 F   7-10   R

Sasa veitchii minor


 $10

   $20

 

 

A much shorter form of the shrub sized Sasa veitchii. Leaves are smaller too. Develops the same
pseudo-variegation of the leaf edge in the fall.
1/2    2'    1/4"    0 F    7-10    R

Sasaella hidaensis muraii


$9

  $15

 

 

A green leaved dwarf size bamboo from Japan. Its smaller leaves grow in nice patterns. Overall
appearance is of a neatly kept mounding form.
1/2   3'   1/4"   0 F   7-10   R

Shibatea chinensis - AI ZHU


$10   

 $20

 

 

Short attractive leaves grow on a slightly zig-zag stem. Leaves are somewhat wrinkled making a
different appearance than other bamboo.
1/2   3'   1/8"   -10 F   6-10 R



pleioblastus argenteostriatus
pleioblastus distichus

pleioblastus distichus mini
pleioblastus humilis
pleioblastus pygmaeus

pleioblastus variegatus
pleioblastus viridi-striatus
pleioblastus viridi-striatus chrysophyllus
Pseudosasa owatarii
Sasa nagimontana
Sasa veitchii minor
Sasaella hidaensis muraii
shibatea chinensis