Pleioblastus fortunei, formally known as Pleioblastus variegatus is an upright bamboo, with pale green canes and narrow dark green leaves with cream stripes. It will only reach around 75 centimetres in height and is an absolutely ideal small bamboo for a pot. It can be cut back in early spring to encourage lovely fresh new growth. A good bamboo for the shade and works well as ground cover. RHS Award of Garden Merit. We recommend bamboo root barrier for this plant.
Position: Full sun/shade out of cold, drying winds – especially coastal winds Soil: All soils, but avoid waterlogged areas very dry soils will need extra watering Eventual Size: Up to 1 metre, but can be pruned
- Common Names:Arundinaria variegata, Dwarf white striped bamboo and Dwarf variegated bamboo, Pleioblastus variegatus.