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Pleioblastus viridistriatus
Common Name: Dwarf Greenstripe

Height: 2 to 4 feet
Hardiness 0 F
USDA zone 7 through 10

Leaves that are chartreuse with green stripes make this one of the most beautiful bamboos in spring and early summer. Partially deciduous, even in mild winters, it is best mowed to the ground each spring to maintain its attractiveness. Although listed as hardy to 0 F, this bamboo is perennial even in Minnesota. The bottom of the leaves are covered with fine hairs, making this bamboo very resistant to the bamboo mite.

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