Friendly name: Multiplex Alphonse Karr

Bambusa multiplex
'Alphonse Karr'

Maximum Height: 25'
Maximum Diameter: 1 1/2"
Minimum Temperature: -3° F
Does best in full sun.
Spreading: Clumper

Bambusa multiplex 'Alphonse Karr'

All the Bambusa multiplexes have numerous branches at each node and they branches low making a nice hedge in warmer climates. Culms and branches are yellow with irregular dark green stripes with ocasional white stripe on the green leaves. Very attractive ornamental. Also, can be grown indoors as a houseplan.. In our climate it is a die back perennial. We cut the tops off and it regrows to make a nice spring to fall landscape planting. From Virginia north, except those costal areas rated as USDA zone 8, we do not recommendate it as a screen.

Bambusa multiplex 'Alphonse Karr'

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
Bambusa bam-BOO-suh   A name for bamboo that was the result of an erroneous pronunciation of the Indian word Mambu 
multiplex mul-TIE-plex   complex, manifold, multiple 

Bambusa multiplex 'Alphonse Karr'
Edible shoots Small Hedge Good
House 6 hours min. sun Wood quality Thin wall
Container Good Crafts Good
Screen Good Ornamental Excellent
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