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× Hibanobambusa tranquillans 'Shiroshima'

Shiroshima bamboo

'P. tranquillans 'Shiroshima' is a slowly spreading bamboo with slender upright canes, and bold dark green leaves streaked creamy-white, to 25cm in length

Other common names
shiro-shima-inyô
inyouchikuzoku
Synonyms
× Hibanobambusa tranquillans 'Shiroshima'
Phyllostachys 'Shiroshima'
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Size
Ultimate height
1.5–2.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
4–8 metres
Growing conditions
Clay
Loam
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green Yellow
Summer Green Yellow
Autumn Green Yellow
Winter Green Yellow
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H4
Botanical details
Family
Poaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Clump forming, Suckering
Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

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

Propagation

Rhizome cuttings and the division of established plants in Spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Architectural
  • Hedging and 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

Diseases

Generally disease free

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