Pleioblastus auricomus (Arundinaria auricoma, Pleioblastus viridistriatus)

Pleioblastus auricomus (Arundinaria auricoma, Pleioblastus viridistriatus)
Pleioblastus auricomus (Arundinaria auricoma, Pleioblastus viridistriatus) 
bamboo
SIZE/TYPE low or groundcovering
USUAL HEIGHT 0.4-0.8m
USUAL WIDTH 0.5-1.3m
LEAVES semi-deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES varigated:light green a yellow
FLOWERS insignificant or non-blooming
LOCATION full sun
USDA zone (lowest) 6   (down to -23°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Bamboos and grasses
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This beautifully coloured variety of dwarf bamboo is very hardy considering it is a variegated one. It seldom grows to its mature height 1m as we suggest cutting it every year. The leaves are 2-2,5 cm wide, 18-20 cm long, golden yellow with several shades of green which makes it quite outstanding but still elegant. The bottom of the leaves is covered with fine hair which makes them very resistant to bamboo mite.

It is not as vigorous as other pleioblastus species, owing to its short-running rhizomes. But if you do want to keep it in a certain area of your garden we recommend using root barriers. Leaves are quite hardy but the plant will definitely look best if sheared down to the ground every spring to encourage new and healthy growth.

Bamboo likes fertile, moist but well-drained soil and for best varigation full sun. It is hardy to -22°C (USDA zone 6) but if covered with snow or mulch it can take deeper frost.

Last update 30-12-2008
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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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