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Alphonse Karr Bamboo

Bambusa multiplex 'Alphonse Karr'

SKU
01136
Clumping Bamboo, great for hedges or tall screens. Attractive stems are brilliantly striped green on yellow with new growth pinkish and green. As a hedge can be maintained at 8 to 10 ft. tall with occasional pruning. Non-invasive. Evergreen.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Best with regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationbam-BOO-sa MUL-tih-pleks
Average Size at MaturityFast growing; forms large clumps 15 to 35 ft. tall.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Tropical
Growth HabitClumping
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Privacy Screen, Windbreak, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureClump Forming, Clumping Bamboo, Fast Growing, Pet Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsBest with regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsJapanese Maple (Acer); Azalea (Azalea); Lily of the Valley (Pieris); Peony (Paeonia); Pachysandra (Pachysandra)

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-10

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