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Golden Bamboo Pleioblastus fortunei

Other Common Name(s):

Other plants called Golden Bamboo:

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.

See this plant in the following landscape:
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 Grasses and Sedges
    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, 6b, 6a, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10b, 10a
  • 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