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Bambusa multiplex 'Alphonse Karr' /Alphonse Karr Hedge Bamboo

Bambusa multiplex 'Alphonse Karr'  / Bambusa multiplex 'Alphonse Karr'
Close-up of golden and green variegated stems
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Close-up of golden and green variegated stems

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Scientific Name: Bambusa multiplex 'Alphonse Karr'
Common Name: Alphonse Karr Hedge Bamboo
Plant Type:
Leaf Type: None
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Bark, Trunk, and Branch Features
Comments: Makes an excellent container plant for indoor use where light is fairly high. Used for screening. This is among the most popular of the bamboos because of the striking coloration on the culms (canes). Takes several years to really get a grove of bamboo well established; then growth and spread is relatively fast.