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Pleioblastus viridistriatus (Golden bamboo, Kamuro-zasa )

Pleioblastus viridistriatus Photo/Illustration: Delilah Smittle

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Pleioblastus viridistriatus play-oh-BLAST-us ver-id-ih-stry-AY-tus Common Name: Golden bamboo, Kamuro-zasa Synonyms: P. auricomus, Arundinaria auricoma, A. viridistriata, P. viridistriatus Genus: Pleioblastus
This bamboo has showy variegated leaves of green and gold in an irregular pattern of stripes. It is a running bamboo, making it good for naturalizing and filling in or for hedging, but it may need to be controlled by underground barriers. It grows to about 5 feet high.
Noteworthy characteristics: Variegated leaf pattern; fast growth; generally problem-free.
Care: Provide fertile, moist but well-drained soil that is high in organic matter in full sun. May need to be controlled by underground barriers if spread is unwanted.
Propagation: Separate rhizomes in spring and keep moist and shaded until established.
Problems: Infrequent.
Height 3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread 3 ft. to 6 ft.
Growth Habit Runs
Growth Pace Fast Grower;Invasive/Aggressive Grower
Light Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture Medium Moisture
Maintenance Moderate
Characteristics Showy Foliage
Foliage Color Variegated Foliage
Uses Beds and Borders, Container, Ground Covers, Screening, Specimen Plant/ Focal Point
Style Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest Winter Interest, Spring Interest, Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Grasses

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