• Pleioblastus fortunei

Pleioblastus fortunei

Dwarf Bamboo
Size: ex 1.5L pots

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£9.99

Quick Overview

  • Low creeping ground-cover bamboo
  • Bright green foliage
  • Diminutive thin culms
  • Moist acidic soil and shady aspect
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Description

Pleioblastus fortunei, Dwarf Bamboo, is a low-growing leptomorphic bamboo often commonly listed under one of its many synonyms as Pleioblastus pygmaeus. There is also a variegated cultivar Pleioblastus fortunei 'Variegata' which circulates that is often misleadingly labeled as Pleioblastus fortunei.

Pleioblastus fortunei is endemic to the edges of evergreen forests or as a woodland understory in its native Japan. It has also adapted to waste-ground and abandoned fields. It prefers acidic soils and forms a low creeping carpet and although under ideal shady moist conditions it can reach up to 70-80cm it is best kept cut back to a low ground-cover. Like all running bamboos it should have a large space or the ground into which it is grown should be prepared with a root membrane or alternatively it can be grown in a suitable container.

For a long time placed in the genus Sasa, a flowering population in Brazil in 1979 identified the characteristic three stamens of the genus Pleioblastus.

Pleioblastus fortunei, with its zen-like fooliage is the perfect choice for a low planting in a tall ceramic container in an exotic courtyard garden.

Additional Information

Order Poales
Family Poaceae
Sub-Family Bambusoideae
Synonyms Arundarbor fortunei, Arundarbor pygmaea, Arundinaria fortunei, Arundinaria fortunei var. variegata, Arundinaria oroshimozasa, Arundinaria pygmaea, Arundinaria pygmaea var. glabra, Arundinaria shibuyana, Arundinaria uyenoensis, Arundinaria variabilis, Arundinaria variabilis var. fortunei, Arundinaria variabilis f. glabra, Arundinaria variabilis var. pygmaea, Arundinaria variabilis var. variegata, Arundinaria variabilis var. variegata, Arundinaria variegata, Arundinaria variegata f. glabra, Arundinaria variegata var. oroshima, Arundinaria variegata f. pubescens, Arundinaria variegata f. tsuboii, Arundinaria variegata var. tsumorii, Bambusa fortunei, Bambusa fortunei var. aureostriata, Bambusa fortunei var. variegata, Bambusa maximowiczii, Bambusa picta, Bambusa pygmaea, Bambusa variegata, Nipponocalamus dimorphophyllus, Nipponocalamus fortunei, Nipponocalamus pygmaeus, Nipponocalamus ramosissimus, Nipponocalamus shibuyanus, Nipponocalamus tosaensis, Nipponocalamus tsukubensis, Nipponocalamus uyenoensis, Nipponocalamus yasuianus, Phyllostachys fortunei, Pleioblastus argenteo-striatus f. glaber, Pleioblastus chino f. tsukubensis, Pleioblastus dimorphophyllus, Pleioblastus distichus f. tsuboi, Pleioblastus fortunei f. albostriatus, Pleioblastus fortunei f. pubescens, Pleioblastus × kongosanensis var. ystrophyllus, Pleioblastus pubescens, Pleioblastus pygmaeus, Pleioblastus pygmaeus f. ramosissimus, Pleioblastus ramosissimus, Pleioblastus shibuyanus, Pleioblastus shibuyanus var. basihirsutus, Pleioblastus shibuyanus f. nebulosus, Pleioblastus shibuyanus f. pubescens, Pleioblastus shibuyanus f. tsuboii, Pleioblastus tectus, Pleioblastus tosaensis, Pleioblastus tsukubensis, Pleioblastus uyenoensis, Pleioblastus variegatus, Pleioblastus variegatus f. glaber, Pleioblastus variegatus f. pubescens, Pleioblastus variegatus var. pygmaea, Pleioblastus variegatus var. pygmaeus, Pleioblastus variegatus f. tsuboii, Pleioblastus variegatus var. tsumorii, Pleioblastus yasuianus, Pleioblastus yoshidake var. tsuboii, Pleioblastus × ystrophyllus, Pseudosasa variegata, Sasa fortunei, Sasa pygmaea, Sasa variegata, Sasa variegata f. glabra, Sasa variegata f. pubescens, Sasa variegata var. pygmaea
Geographical Origin Japan
Cultivation Moist warm conditions in a sheltered aspect. Acidic soil. Cut back growth each winter to keep foliage fresh
Eventual Height 30-80cm. Best cut back and kept low
Eventual Spread 2-3m. A running bamboo, so may spread more
Hardiness Hardy in the UK. Mulch well

Pleioblastus fortunei

Dwarf Bamboo
Size: ex 1.5L pots

Availability: In stock

£9.99
You could receive 10 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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