Pleioblastus akebono

Maximum Height: 1.5 feet
Hardiness: 10 F
Recommended for USDA zone 7b through 9, not suitable for climates with high heat and humidity.

This beautiful Japanese dwarf bamboo has leaves that emerge in the spring almost pure white, and then slowly turn to green. We recommend this bamboo for shade only. This is one of our shortest bamboos, rarely getting taller than a foot. It is slower growing than most dwarf bamboos.

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