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Pleioblastus pygmaeus 'Distichus'

Pygmy Bamboo, Dwarf Fernleaf Bamboo

Main interest:
dwarf bamboo
full sun to shade, moist to damp soil
Growth type:
slow running
deep green, dense, fan like
USDA Hardiness:
rhizomes hardy to zone 5b: -26 °C (-15 °F), stems to zone 7a: −17.8 °C (0 °F) View Zone Map
Mature height & width (max.):
height: 0.5-2 ft (0.15-0.6 m)
border, specimen, ground cover, pots

Pygmy Bamboo or Pleioblastus pygmaeus 'Distichus' is one of the smallest varieties of bamboo, growing no taller than 2 feet, but more commonly 1 or 1.5 feet. Thin pencil-sized green culms are divided by purplish nodes. Leaves fan out in groups of 5 or so, giving them a similar appearance to little palm or fern leaves. Great for ground cover where it is given space to run with the appropriate barriers. This slow running bamboo will also thrive well in container.

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Synonym(s): Pleioblastus pygmaeus var. distichus, Pleioblastus distichus

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