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Pleioblastus
Pleioblastus argenteostriatus R 3′ 0.25″ 10F 1-3
$12
$25
Generally speaking, the Pleioblastus genus refers to lower growing bamboos from Japan that benefit from early spring shearing. This will keep them lower and refreshed. P. argenteostriatus is no exception, or will go to 3’ unchecked. It prefers the shade but can handle some sunshine. Foliage has a creamy variegation.

Pleioblastus argenteostriatus ‘Goldstripe’ R 3′ 0.25″ 10F 1-3
$20
$40
Similar to P. argenteostriatus but with a single gold stripe on the foliage.

Pleioblastus chino R 10′ 0.80″ 5F 3-5
$18
$35
A medium sized bamboo, native to Japan. Tolerant of full sun. Several forms of vary ingheights are available.

Pleioblastus chino ‘Kimmei’ R 12′ 0.60″ 10F 2-4
$15
$35
A form of Pleioblastus that grows 6′ in height, leaves have a canary yellow stripe, culmscome up dark green then turn gold with a remarkable green stripe in the sulcus.

Pleioblastus chino ‘Elegantissimus’ R 6′ 0.50″ 10F 4_dots_bak
$15
$24
To 6’ tall unchecked, ‘Elegantissimus’ has fine creamy striping on curved foliage.

Pleioblastus chino ‘Murakamianus’ R 6′ 0.30″ 10F 2-4
$20
$45
Preferring filtered light, Murakamianus is a handsome variegated species. Some leaves white, some green and everything in between. To 6’ unchecked but can be sheared and kept as a 2’ ground cover.

Pleioblastus chino ‘Vaginatus Variegatus’ R 6′ 0.50″ 0F 2-5
$18
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To 6’ tall unchecked, with narrow leaves and stronger striping than Elegantissimus.

Pleioblastus distichus R 2′ 0.10″ 10F 3-4
$10
$20
Growing 4-10″ tall, P. distichus can be used for bonsai or lawn substitute. Benefits fromearly spring shearing to keep it lower and refreshed.

Pleioblastus distichus ‘Mini’ R 1′ 0.10″ 10F 2-4
$18
$25
Pygmy bamboo is one of the smallest bamboos. The tiny leaves make it an excellent bonsai plant or lawn substitute. It is commonly used in Japanese gardens clipped to only a few inches high. Unclipped, it will grow to 8-12″ high and will grow in full shade to full sun if well watered.

Pleioblastus fortunei “Dwarf white-stripe” R 4′ 0.15″ -10F 2-4
$15
$25
Variegated in crisp white and deep green, this is a very nice groundcover or shrub bamboo. Holds its color well throughout the summer months. Most attractive when pruned down in early spring and allowed to rejuvenate. It will refresh surprisingly quickly–within about 5 weeks. 2’ to 4’ tall in the Bay Area. Better in cool sun or part shade.

Pleioblastus fortunei ‘Hornback’ R 3′ 0.20″ -10F 2-4
$20
$40
Similar to the species, except for narrower leaves with fewer stripes in the variegation. Looks nice even in winter months.

Pleioblastus gramineus R 12′ 0.50″ 0F 2-5
$15
$40  $30
Long, slender leaves give this plant a grass-like appearance to 12′ tall with an overall fountain-like growth habit. Tolerant of salty air. Canes make excellent garden stakes. A good choice for erosion control.

Pleioblastus gramineus ‘Monistrispiralis’ R 15′ 1.25″ 0F 2-5
$60   $35
$120   $60
A very unique bamboo variety. At maturity, some canes produced are twisted into a spiral at the base.

Pleioblastus hindsii ‘Yasui’ R 18′ 1.50″ 0F 3-5
$20
$40
An excellent screen because of stiff, leathery, upright foliage and overall upright look. To 18′ tall and very hardy. Also tolerant of salty air. Particularly flavorful edible shoots.

Pleioblastus humilis R 4′ 0.10″ -10F 3-5
$15
$25
An attractive dwarf with dark green leaves. A strong runner, good for erosion control.

Pleioblastus humilis ‘Albovariegatus’ R 4′ 0.10″ -10F 3-5
$45  $30
$60
Introduced to the U.S. by our dear friend, Gerald Bol around 1995. A lower growing species with heavy variegation of limey-cream on deep green. A particularly handsome bamboo, great for ground cover or a lower growing accent shrub. Retains its colors through the winter. Can be pruned for spring rejuvenation.

Pleioblastus kongosanensis ‘Akibensis’ R 6′ 0.25″ 10F 2-4
$15
$30
A lower growing species, maxing out at 6′ tall, this is a collector’s item noted for the hairy culms. Indigenous to Japan and useful as a ground cover or shrub.

Pleioblastus kongosanensis ‘Aureostriatus’ R 6′ 0.10″ 0F 3-5
$20
$40
Low growing to 3’ tall with abundant leaves. The foliage is large, about 1″ wide and 5 to 7″ long, giving the plant a very full look. Also has a gentle variegation of yellow-green stripes on dark green leaves. A very pleasing, low growing plant.

Pleioblastus linearis R 15′ 0.75″ 0F 3-5
$10
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To 15’ tall, with abundant long, narrow leaves giving the plant a plumed look.

Pleioblastus linearis ‘Nana’ R 4′ 0.25″ 0F 3-5
$25
$55
Similar to the species but shorter over all with narrower leaves.

Pleioblastus pygmaeus “Sasa pygmaea” R 5′ 0.10″ 0F 2-5
$9
$25
Maximum height of 5’, it can be mowed once or twice a year to maintain as a lower ground cover. Dark green leaves. Full sun or shade, a hardy plant.

Pleioblastus pygmaeus ‘Variegatus’ R 2′ 0.10″ 10F 1-3
$30
$60
Only about 2′ tall, this striking bamboo has variegation similar to Pl. fortunei on longer, narrow foliage. Overwinters well without pruning.

Pleioblastus shibuyanus ‘Tsuboi’ (flowering) R 8′ 0.50″ 0F 3-5
$10
$20
A sweet plant, with strong variegation on small leaves. An lovely ornamental, can also be grown as a groundcover, small specimen or container plant.

Pleioblastus simonii R 20′ 1.00″ -20F 3-5
$20
$40
Very salt tolerant. Erect habit making it a good selection for a hedge. Traditionally used for poles, fishing rods, and cages because of the finer diameter canes.

Pleioblastus simonii ‘Heterophylus’ R 20′ 1.50″ -20F 3-5
$20
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Similar to the species except for some occasional variegation.

Pleioblastus viridistriatus “Dwarf Greenstripe” R 4′ 0.25″ -10F 1-3
$16
$30
Soft, fuzzy foliage in a heavy and unique variegation of chartreuse and deep green. A striking groundcover or shrub. Late winter mowing will make way for especially vivid new foliage.

Pleioblastus viridistriatus ‘Chrysophyllus’ R 4′ 0.25″ -10F 1-3
$12
$25
Similar to the species, but the leaves are uniformly chartreuse without variegation.