Friendly name: Simon Variegated

Pleioblastus simonii
"Variegated Simon"

Maximum Height: 20'
Maximum Diameter: 1 1/2"
Minimum Temperature: -3° F
Does best in 3/4 day sun.
Spreading: Moderate

Pleioblastus simonii variegatus

This plant is no longer for sale as it is flowering. However, we are seeing some signs of recovery. "Variegated Simon" has some leaves variegated; some are solid green. Leaves on a culm may be different types---broad, narrow, green or white striped. Variegation tends to fade in winter. It spreads somewhat more aggressively than "Simon." Makes an attractive container plant or ornamental.

Pleioblastus simonii variegatus

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  
simonii SI-mon-ee-eye SE-MOAN-ee-eye   

Pleioblastus simonii variegatus
Edible shoots Too small Hedge Excellent
House 4 hours min. sun Wood quality Too small
Container Excellent Crafts Excellent
Screen Good Ornamental Excellent
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