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Chinese Temple Bamboo Sinobambusa tootsik

Other Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Semiarundinaria okuboi
Phonetic Spelling
sy-no-bam-BOO-sa TOOT-sik
Description

A species of bamboo that can spread into other planting areas.  Consider planting in a container, or hardscape walkway, sand moat, or another barrier can help as the plant may become aggressive.  It prefers full sun but with some afternoon shade, rich, moist, well-drained soils.  It works well as a screen or hedge or it can make a specimen statement.  It is hard down to 15 degrees F.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Albostraiata'
    Variegated with cream and olive green
'Albostraiata'
Tags:
#specimen#container plant#bamboo#low maintenance#playground#hedges#privacy#aggressive#screening
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Albostraiata'
    Variegated with cream and olive green
'Albostraiata'
Tags:
#specimen#container plant#bamboo#low maintenance#playground#hedges#privacy#aggressive#screening
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Sinobambusa
    Species:
    tootsik
    Family:
    Poaceae
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    China to Vietnam
    Play Value:
    Pieces Used in Games
    Screening
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    Verticillium Wilt
    Dimensions:
    Height: 15 ft. 0 in. - 30 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 50 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ornamental Grasses and Sedges
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Erect
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • 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 Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    24-60 feet
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    8b, 8a, 9b, 9a, 10b, 10a, 11b, 11a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Caryopsis
    Fruit Description:
    Grain-like caryopsis
  • Flowers:
    Flower Description:
    It seldom produces flowers.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Variegated
    White
    Leaf Feel:
    Leathery
    Leaf Type:
    Sheath
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Whorled
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves are narrow leathery.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Green
    Red/Burgundy
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Culms are cylidrical sheaths 1 1/2" in diameter are dull olive green .
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Vertical Spaces
    Design Feature:
    Hedge
    Screen/Privacy
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Erosion