Dwarf white-stripe

Pleioblastus variegatus

Photo/Illustration: 
Susan Kahn
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Dwarf white-stripe (Pleioblastus variegatus)
Synonyms:  Pleioblastus fortunei
Genus:  Pleioblastus
Dwarf white-stripe has 5-inch-long, upward-pointing green leaves strongly variegated with white. It grows up to 3 feet tall in either sun or shade, forming a striking contrast to less flamboyant neighbors.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Strong visual interest. Easily grown. Good for underplanting large shrubs such as rhododendrons.
Care:  Grows in sun or shade, although variegation is best in sun. Fertile, moist but well-drained soil. May need restraint.
Propagation:  By root division from mature plants. Keep as many roots and as much soil as possible.
Problems:  Generally problem-free.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Growth Habit
Spreads
Growth Pace
Fast Grower
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Moderate
Characteristics
Showy Foliage
Foliage Color
Variegated Foliage
Uses
Ground Covers,
Hedge,
Naturalizing,
Slopes and Hillsides,
Specimen Plant/Focal Point,
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Grasses

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