The Shiroshima has a very large leaf with variegated green and cream/white colors. It is probably a hybrid/cross between a Phyllostachys and Sasa. Although it prefers shade, when it is grown in a full sun location the edges of the leaves develop a slight purple to pink coloration. Shiroshima in its native habitat is an under story plant, growing in shadier locations. However, we grow ours in a full sun location and have nothing but great results with it.
Hibanobambusa tranquillans ‘Shiroshima’
Common name: Shiroshima
Height x diameter: Ht. 16’x1.25”.
Minimum temperature: Hardy to 0° F.
USDA zone 7-9. Find your zone here.
Light: Part to full sun.
Uses: Specimen, hedge, container, erosion control.
Distribution: Mt Hiba, Honshu Japan.