Photo copyright: Dain Sansome, 2019
Pleioblastus simonii 'Variegatus'

Maximum Height: 20 feet
Container Height: 10 feet
Diameter: 1.5 inches
Hardiness: 0 F
USDA zone 7 through 10

This medium-size bamboo produces quantities of strong straight culms. The common name in Japanese is Medake, meaning "Woman Bamboo," presumably for its graceful appearance and elegant leaves.  The canes are popular for basketry. 'Variegatus'  is a vigorous and variegated form of Pleioblastus simonii. This form is rather unusual with some leaves variegated and some not. 

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