Friendly name: Sue Boy (Tsuboi)

Pleioblastus shibuyanus

Maximum Height: 9'
Maximum Diameter: 0 1/4"
Minimum Temperature: -5° F
Does best in 1/2 day sun.
Spreading: Very Aggressive

Pleioblastus shibuyanus Tsuboi

This plant is no longer for sale as it is flowering. However, we are seeing some signs of recovery. A vigorous growing dwarf bamboo with rather small, white and/or cream striped leaves. Stripes vary in width and length as well as color. Used as a ground cover, hedge or container plant. Quite attractive. Somewhat rare.

Pleioblastus shibuyanus Tsuboi

Botanical Latin is essentially a written language .... How they are pronounced really matters little provided they sound pleasant and are understood by all concerned...
W.T. Stearn an authority on Botanical Latin

Name Botanical Alternate Meaning
Pleioblastus plee-o-blast-us   From the Greek pleio - many and blastos meaning germ, bud or sprout  
shibuyanus SHE-bu-eye-AN-us    
Tsuboi sue-BOY    

Pleioblastus shibuyanus Tsuboi
Edible shoots Too small Hedge Good
House 4 hours min. sun Wood quality Too small
Container Good Crafts Good
Screen Too short Ornamental Good
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