Friendly name: Distichus Mini

Pleioblastus distichus 'Mini'

Maximum Height: 1'
Maximum Diameter: 0 1/8"
Minimum Temperature: -5° F
Does best in 1/2 day sun.
Spreading: Very Aggressive

Pleioblastus distichus 'Mini'

Like the species, but only 8 - 12 inches high, this bamboo makes an excellent ground cover. A rapid spreader which can be mowed to the desired height.

Pleioblastus distichus 'Mini' (Zone 7)
Pleioblastus distichus 'Mini'
Pleioblastus distichus 'Mini'...
Pleioblastus distichus 'Mini'

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  
distichus DIS-tie-kus   From the Greek meaning two ranked (refers to the leaf pattern on the branch) 

Pleioblastus distichus 'Mini'
Edible shoots Too small Hedge Excellent
House 2 hours min. sun Wood quality Good
Container Good Crafts Good
Screen Excellent Ornamental Excellent
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