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Pleioblastus fortunei

Previously known as:

  • Arundinaria variegata
Phonetic Spelling
plee-o-blast-uss for-TOO-nee-eye
This plant is an invasive species in North Carolina
Description

Spreads by rhizomes. The top freezes in winter so cut to the ground in spring.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#white#sun#invasive#full sun#partial shade#drought tolerant#white leaves#bright green#ornamental grass#grass#stripes
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#white#sun#invasive#full sun#partial shade#drought tolerant#white leaves#bright green#ornamental grass#grass#stripes
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Pleioblastus
    Species:
    fortunei
    Family:
    Poaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Central & S. Japan
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    Range of soil types; drought tolerant
    Dimensions:
    Height: 2 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ornamental Grass
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Caryopsis
  • Flowers:
    Flower Description:
    Rarely flowers
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Green
    Variegated
    White
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    New leaves are white with bright green stripes.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Problems:
    Invasive Species