Pleioblastus viridistriatus

Pleioblastus viridistriatus

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Pleioblastus viridistriatus


Pleioblastus viridistriatus is the best golden variegated bamboo with bold golden yellow and green stripping. Best in sun or half shade cut to the ground in early spring to get the best fresh coloured leaves height 1.2m spead 1-2m in ten years clumping. A great addition to any garden wether in a pot or the ground its unique foliage colour makes it a charismatic Bamboo. 

What you will recieve

The bamboo will arrive in a 3ltr pot and stand 1-2ft tall.

Planting and Care

Plant with the addition of some organic matter and water in well do not let the plant dry out in the first six months its in the ground after this it should look after its self. The best food a bamboo can have is its own dead leaves and culm sheaths so leave them to mulch the base of the plant.

Planting position

Pleioblastus viridistriatus will grow in full sun or semi shade try not to plant it in very hot dry locations as it may scorch also be wary of planting in to deep shade as this may diminish the bright golden colour.


Any reasonable soil is ok add organic matter to help the bamboo establish.

Container growing

Pleioblastus viridistriatus is suited to growing in a pot use a good loam based compost and dont let it dry out feed regularly.

Height and Spead

This Bamboo can reach 3-5ft/1-1.5m in height it is clump forming and should spread about 1-2m in ten years.