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Bamboo   (Pleioblastus auricomus)


Upright, evergreen woody bamboos from China and Japan cultivated for their foliage.

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Plant Types: Grass, Interior Plant, Perennial
Light: Partial Shade to Partial Sun
Height: 2 feet to 2 feet 6 inches
Zones: 7a to 15b
Bloom Color: None
Leaf Color: Green, Variegated, Yellow
Special Features: Attractive foliage, Invasive, Naturalizing, Not North American native
Shape: Upright or erect
Fertilizer: Composted Yard Trimmings, Miracle-Gro® Shake 'n Feed® Continuous Release All Purpose Plant Food, Miracle-Gro® Water Soluble All Purpose Plant Food
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Plant Care

Separate rhizomes in the spring. Keep divisions moist and shaded until established.

Plant Growth:

Bamboo does well in full sun, or partial shade if not variegated. Have fast-growing rhizomes, and produce thickets of round, up-right, woody culms. Grow in an open site in a woodland garden or as a pseudo-hedge.


Blooms are rare.

Soil and Irrigation:

Bamboo should be planted in a rich mix and a sufficient amount of organic material should be added. Plant requires regular water during growth.


Some species can exhibit a weed-like habit.