Photo copyright: Dain Sansome, 2003

Pseudosasa owatarii

Maximum Height: 2 feet
Diameter: 0.3 inches
Hardiness: 0 F
USDA zone 7 through 10

This bamboo is probably the smallest hardy bamboo, and is native to Yakushima, a small island in Japan.  Its leaves are similar but more slender than Pleioblastus distichus. Ours has grown only about 12 inches tall.

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