Friendly name: Pygmy Bamboo

Pleioblastus pygmaeus

Maximum Height: 2'
Maximum Diameter: 1/8"
Minimum Temperature: -3° F
Does best in 1/2 day sun.
Spreading: Very Aggressive
ID: Grif 13933 01 PL

Pleioblastus pygmaeus

Similar to P. distichus except that the leaves are hairy below. Other small bamboos are often sold under this name.

Pleioblastus pygmaeus (Zone 7)
Pleioblastus pygmaeus
Pleioblastus pygmaeus...
Pleioblastus pygmaeus

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  
pygmaeus pig-MAY-us   Dwarf 

Pleioblastus pygmaeus
Edible shoots Too small Hedge Too tall
House Too large Wood quality Thin wall
Container Good Crafts Good
Screen High branching Ornamental Excellent
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