Friendly name: Dwarf Whitestripe

Pleioblastus fortunei
"Dwarf Whitestripe"

Maximum Height: 4'
Maximum Diameter: 1/4"
Minimum Temperature: -3° F
Does best in 1/4 day sun.
Spreading: Aggressive

Pleioblastus fortunei Dwarf Whitestripe

A popular and attractive green and white/cream variegated dwarf bamboo. Leaves tend to keep their variegation throughout the year. Sometimes also called Pleioblastus variegatus. Used as ground cover or container plant. Prefers partial shade but will grow in sun.

Pleioblastus fortunei Dwarf Whitestripe (Zone 7)
Pleioblastus fortunei Dwarf Whitestripe
Pleioblastus fortunei Dwarf Whitestripe...
Pleioblastus fortunei Dwarf Whitestripe

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  
fortunei for-TOO-nee-eye   Named for Robert Fortune, 19th century Scottish horticulturist and collector in China 

Pleioblastus fortunei Dwarf Whitestripe
Edible shoots Too small Hedge Good
House 2 hours min. sun Wood quality Too small
Container Good Crafts Good
Screen Too short Ornamental Excellent
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