Photo Copyright: Noah Bell, Bamboo Garden


Yushania anceps 'Pitt White'

Height: 15 feet
Diameter: 0.75 inches
Hardiness: 0 F
USDA zone 7 through 9,
not for climates with high heat and humidity (southeastern states).

This bamboo is popular in England.  Its slender leaves and fountain-like appearance are reminiscent of Fargesia murielaeYushania anceps 'Pitt White' makes a good substitution for Fargesia murielae where one would like a runner instead of a clumping bamboo.  Like other Yushania, this bamboo has rhizomes that are technically clumping rhizome type, but because it is so vigorous and has long rhizome "necks", we consider any Yushania to be a spreading bamboo, though not as fast as Phyllostachys.  It is fairly deep rooted, making it good for erosion control.

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