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Pleioblastus variegatus (Dwarf white-stripe)

Pleioblastus variegatus Photo/Illustration: Susan Kahn


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Pleioblastus variegatus Common Name: Dwarf white-stripe Synonyms: Pleioblastus fortunei, Arundinaria fortunei, Arundinaria variegata 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.
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 Slopes and Hillsides, Ground Covers, Hedge, Naturalizing, Specimen Plant/ Focal Point, Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest Winter Interest, Spring Interest, Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Grasses

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