The Dwarf Greenstripe has some of the most beautiful foliage of all bamboo. When you rub your fingers across the leaves, you can feel the soft, velvety texture to them. The Chartreuse leaves are striped with green in shade, yellow with green stripes in sun. This small dwarf is a partially deciduous, meaning that it will typically lose some of its
foliage, even in mild winter areas. Pruning back the plant just before it starts to re grow in the Spring will help tidy it up and create a full, healthy looking plant by the time it leafs back out You can also mow it down early Spring if it is planted in the ground. This particular bamboo makes a very fine container plant. Best with some shade. Avoid strong sun, as it can burn the edges of the leaf. The Dwarf Greenstripe can be grown as far north as Chicago and Minnesota, although most likely it will be a perennial, coming back up from the roots every year.
Common name:Dwarf Greenstripe, Kamuro-zasa.
Synonyms:Pleioblastus auricoma, Arundinaria auricoma.
Height x Diameter: Ht 2’-4’.
Minimum temperature: Hardy to 0° F.
USDA zone 7-10
Light: Shade to part shade.
Culm: Green to yellow.
Uses: Container, erosion control, ground cover, under story.