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Hibanobambusa tranquillans 'Shiroshima' /Shiroshima Bamboo

Hibanobambusa tranquillans 'Shiroshima'  / Hibanobambusa tranquillans 'Shiroshima'
Close view of the prominent variegation in the foliage of this bamboo
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Close view of the prominent variegation in the foliage of this bamboo

Large mass planting in the gardens of Villa Carlotta on Lake Como in Italy

Variegated foliage

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Scientific Name: Hibanobambusa tranquillans 'Shiroshima'
Common Name: Shiroshima Bamboo
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 10-15 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: Medium
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Comments: This bamboo which is thought to be a natural hybrid has strong white variegation in its foliage. Reported that some of the foliage will show some purple.