Pleoblastus fortunei variegatus

Pleoblastus fortunei variegatus

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Pleioblastus fortunei variegatus


Pleioblastus fortunei variegatus is one of the best white and green variegated bamboos. Semi dwarf with a mound forming habit. Pale green canes and narrow dark green leaves with cream stripes. Prune hard in early spring to rejuvenate and get fresh colour. Height 75cm spread 1.2m hardy will grow in any reasonable soil sun or part shade.

What you will recieve

The bamboo will arrive in a 2ltr pot and stand 1ft 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 fortunei will grow in full sun or semi shade its happy as a woodland plant or makes a great colourful pot plant.


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

Container growing

Pleioblastus fortunei is well 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 1m in height it is clump forming and should spread about 1-1.5m in ten years.