• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Maintain consistent moisture - water weekly, or more in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Thick foliage clumps may reach 15 to 20 ft. tall, left unpruned.
    Key Feature:
    Asian Garden
    Blooms:
    Prized for foliage.
    Landscape Uses:
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:fil-oh-STAY-kis ni-GRA
    Plant type:Bamboo
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Spreading
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Thick foliage clumps may reach 15 to 20 ft. tall, left unpruned.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Prized for foliage.
    Garden styleAsian/Zen
    Companion PlantsJapanese Maple (Acer); Azalea (Azalea); Lily of the Valley (Pieris); Peony (Paeonia); Pachysandra (Pachysandra)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Prefers humus-rich, well-drained, moist soil. Best contained by root barriers or in a recessed non-perforated container set slightly above soil level. Prune new growth annually to maintain canes at 4 to 8 ft. tall by topping at preferred height just above swollen nodes. Remove older canes and new shoots at base to thin and reduce vigor.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Maintain consistent moisture - water weekly, or more in extreme heat.