• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Thick foliage clumps may reach 15 to 20 ft. tall, left unpruned.
    Key Feature:
    Attractive Privacy Screen
    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
    Thrives in humus-rich, well-drained soils. Spreads by rhizomes and can become invasive; best contained in a non-perforated pot with the lip above soil level. Protect root zone with a 4 to 6-inch layer of mulch to protect in harsh winter regions. Remove older canes and new shoots at the 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
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.

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