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This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
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Other common names
dwarf white-striped bamboo 'Tsuboii'
Phyllostachys shibuyanus 'Tsuboi' Pleioblastus argenteostriatus 'Tsuboi'
Pleioblastus shibuyanus 'Tsuboii'
Phyllostachys are attractive, large, evergreen bamboos with running rhizomes, although in cool temperate climates may initially behave like clump-forming genera. Canes grooved on alternate sides between the nodes, with usually two leafy branches at each node
'Tsuboii', a relatively dwarf bamboo, grown for its creamy-white variegated leaves, has a somewhat pendulous habit. As the leaves develop on the new culms, their weight gradually weighs them down
Habit Mat forming
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 or East-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilClay, Loam, Sand
pHAcid, Neutral, Alkaline
Time to ultimate height
Grow in fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil. Prefers partial shade. Protect from cold drying winds. In a container grow in a loam-based compost and feed with a balanced liquid fertiliser on a monthly basis during the growing season. May remain clump-forming in poor or dry soils but can become invasive in warm, moist or favourable conditions and need restraining ; see bamboo control and bamboo cultivation
Propagate by division, separate rhizomes in spring, keeping divisions moist until well established
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Hedging & Screens
Patio & Container Plants Architectural
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 Generally trouble-free although slugs may damage new shoots
Generally disease free
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