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Pleioblastus amarus /Ku Zhu Bamboo

Pleioblastus amarus  / Pleioblastus amarus
A grove of the ku zhu bamboo
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A grove of the ku zhu bamboo

A forest edge of bamboo

Dense foliage

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Scientific Name: Pleioblastus amarus
Common Name: Ku Zhu Bamboo
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 7, 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: This species has waxy white culms when young. Up to 7 branches may be present at some nodes. It is resistant to deer, drought, heat & humidity, pollution and rabbits. It is a good seashore bamboo. Be aware that this and other running bamboos can be invasive. Nodes may bear up to 7 principal branches.