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Pleioblastus viridistriatus

Previously known as:

  • Pleioblastus auricomus
Phonetic Spelling
plee-o-blast-uss vi-rid-ee-stry-AH-tus
Description

Bright yellow striped bamboo with green stripes of various width that makes a good container plant.  It is an aggressive spreader by way of its rhizomes.  It is often grown for its foliage.

This plant is shade tolerant but will show its best foliage colors in full sun.  In warmer climates, it can be grown as an evergreen. 

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#drought tolerant#container plant#showy#shade tolerant#weedy#colorful leaves#variegated leaves#high maintenance#air pollution tolerant#aggressive#deer resistant#naturalized area
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#drought tolerant#container plant#showy#shade tolerant#weedy#colorful leaves#variegated leaves#high maintenance#air pollution tolerant#aggressive#deer resistant#naturalized area
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Pleioblastus
    Species:
    viridistriatus
    Family:
    Poaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Central & Southern Japan
    Dimensions:
    Height: 3 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ornamental Grasses and Sedges
    Habit/Form:
    Columnar
    Erect
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    High
    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:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    6-feet-12 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6b, 6a, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Description:
    Insignificant
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    Showy, variegated leaves with green-gold irregular stripes
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    1/4" canes
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Meadow
    Naturalized Area
    Pond
    Slope/Bank
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Rock Garden
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Barrier
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Screen/Privacy
    Problems:
    Weedy