Hibanobambusa tranquillans 'Shiroshima'
Photos copyright: Noah Bell, 2005




photo copyright: Ned Jaquith, 2003
Foliage close up showing purple sun burn.

Hibanobambusa tranquillans 'Shiroshima'
Common name: Shiroshima

Maximum Height: 16 feet
Hardiness: 0 F
Recommended for USDA zone 7a through 9

This bamboo, with its large Sasa-type leaves, is thought to be a natural hybrid.  The leaves are stunningly variegated (with pigmented and non-pigmented portions). Grow it in a sunny location and some leaves will display shades of purple in the variegation. It usually grows only to 10 feet tall.  This is one of the few bamboos that can grow fairly well indoors.

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