Pleioblastus fortunei /Dwarf Whitestripe

Pleioblastus fortunei  / Pleioblastus fortunei
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Think, fine-textured foliage

Ground cover planting

Low, compact growth with white and green variegated foliage

Planting adjacent to a pond at the Birmingham Botanical Garden

Close-up of the variegated, bamboo foliage

Ground cover planting in early spring

Handsome ground cover planting

Variegated foliage

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Scientific Name: Pleioblastus fortunei
Common Name: Dwarf Whitestripe
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: This is bamboo stays relatively low and makes an excellent ground cover planting. Noted for its white and green variegated foliage. Barriers may need to be installed to control spread, or planted in islands where spread can be controlled. Prune or cut back growth periodically to encourage fresh, new foliage growth. Grows well in partial shade.