White Striped Dwarf Bamboo

Sasaella masamuneana 'Albostriata'

Attractive striped foliage on low, dense clumps. Perfect for low border or groundcover; nice in rock gardens and used as erosion control. Spreads with underground stems. Evergreen.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Once established, needs only occasional watering.

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Botanical Pronunciationsa-za-EL-la mas-a-mun-i-A-na al-bo-stry-AY-ta
LoreBamboo plants flower but once in their lifetime and when they do it is simultaneous all over the world.
Average Size at MaturityFast grower to only 3 to 5 ft. high, spreads by underground stems.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasThis strong grower is ideal for contained areas in Asian inspired gardens where it may not travel indiscriminately. Creates a fine cool tone accent to brighten greenery in tropical compositions. Also makes a fine container plant which becomes strongly architectural in sleek modern pots or decorated Chinese ceramics.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary
Growth HabitClumping
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseContainer, Rock Garden, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Tolerates Poor Soils, Fast Growing
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs only occasional watering.
Companion PlantsElderberry (Sambucus); Japanese Maple (Acer); Azalea (Azalea); Painted Fern (Athyrium); Astilbe (Astilbe)

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: 5-11

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