Photo copyright: Noah Bell, 2019

Photo copyright: Ned Jaquith, 2019

           Close up of leaves

Pleioblastus shibuyanus 'Tsuboi'
Common name: Tsuboi       
(pronounced Soo-boy)  

Height: 6 to 9 feet
Hardiness: -5 F
USDA zone 7 through 9
An unusual variegated small-leaf bamboo, with each leaf having a white stripe in the center. Although most often used as a groundcover or short hedge, it sometimes can get to about 9 feet tall. A great bamboo for a strikingly variegated hedge or colorful garden accent. Cold hardy and versatile.

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