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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
Hibanobambusa tranquillans 'Shiroshima' Hibanobambusa variegata
Hibanobambusa, with its running rhizomes, forms a lax clump of slender, erect, green stems that are grooved between the notes, with one or two branches at each node, and oblong lance-shaped leaves
'H. tranquillans 'Shiroshima' is a slowly spreading bamboo with slender upright canes, and bold dark green leaves streaked creamy-white, to 25cm in length
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
MoistureMoist but well-drained
pHAcid, Neutral, Alkaline
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moderately fertile, moist but well-drained or damp soil in partial shade, or full sun where soil stays damp in spring and summer. Usually clump-forming but creeping rootstock can become invasive in warm, moist or favourable conditions and need restraining ; see bamboo control and bamboo cultivation
Rhizome cuttings and the division of established plants in Spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Hedging & Screens
Pruning Remove weak, dead, damaged or spindly stems in spring and thin to show off stems to best effect. Cut out any flowering shoots promptly to discourage more from forming - see bamboo cultivation
Pests Slugs may damage new shoots
Generally disease free
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