(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 30-40 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.