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Pleioblastus viridistriatus “Dwarf Greenstripe” – PLVS




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(Previously known as Arundinaria variegata.) An outstanding, attractive dwarf variegated bamboo. Foliage has an upright spiky look. Tends to look a little shabby in winter. Most attractive when pruned down to 3″ in spring and allowed to shoot and re-leaf with new foliage. Refreshes itself within 5 weeks. Grows 2′ to 4′. Is hardy to -10 degrees. Prefers part shade but can take full sun in cool summer areas.

  • Origin: Japan
  • Minimum Temperature: -10 F.
  • Size in climate of origin: 4’ tall, 0.25 in diameter
  • Sun/Shade: Bright indirect light up to a half-day of morning sun  (2-3)
  • Recommended Uses: Bright accent plants in pots or borders, ground cover
  • Shooting Season: Spring


  • Ideal growing conditions: Bright indirect light or morning sun, plenty of water and humidity, good drainage.
  • Acceptable growing conditions:
  • Special Care: Best when pruned down and allowed to re-grow fresh new leaves in early spring.  Tends to drop leaves and look spotty in winter.
  • Recommended polyethylene plastic root barrier in average soils: 24” x 40 mil


  • Size Locally in open ground: 4’ tall, 0.25 in diameter
  • Size locally in contained spaces:  In a 12” wide space with a long length, may reach 30” in height.

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