Pleioblastus bamboo

Pleioblastus viridistriatus | Also known as: Dwarf ornamental bamboo, Pygmy bamboo Pleioblastus auricomus | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

Pleioblastus viridistriatus, commonly known as dwarf greenstripe bamboo, may be a small bamboo but it knows how to grab attention as a prime feature in your garden. The slender leaves have beautiful green and golden-yellow stripes, which are supported on a narrow stem. Dwarf greenstripe bamboo grows well in moist loamy, sandy and clay soils that have good drainage and is suitable for areas that receive full sunlight. If you’re seeking attractive hedging plants you’d be hard pressed to find something more striking than this bamboo. Alternatively grow dwarf greenstripe bamboo in a container and use it to energize a deck or patio area.

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Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 1.5
Spread [m]
  • 1.5
Dominant flower colour
  • Inconspicuous or absent
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Foliage in spring
  • Yellow-green
Foliage in summer
  • Yellow-green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Yellow-green
Foliage in winter
  • Yellow-green
  • Yes, let it smell
Propagation methods
  • division
  • rhizome cuttings
Growth habit
  • Arching
  • Upright
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z7-15
Heat zone
  • H12-1
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -18 - 0
Heat days
  • 0 - 210
  • well-drained
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • sandy
  • Clay
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Sheltered
Standard category
  • Grasses, ferns & bamboo
  • Bamboos
Grown for
  • Ornamental Foliage
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • For Beginners
  • Neighbour repellant
  • For every season
  • Author's choice
Garden type
  • Woodland
  • Cottage garden
  • Containers
Garden spaces
  • Architectural
  • Hedges and screens
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • up to 20 years