Friendly name: Multiplex Hedge Bamboo

Bambusa multiplex
"Hedge Bamboo"

Maximum Height: 25'
Maximum Diameter: 1 1/2"
Minimum Temperature: 18° F
Does best in full sun.
Spreading: Clumper

Bambusa multiplex "Hedge Bamboo"

All the Bambusa multiplexes have numerous branches at each node. Branches low making a nice hedge in warmer climates. This has green leaves and green culms and is the hardiest of the Bambusas. Reports of its being grown at temperatures down to 12F with minimal damage. 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 coastal areas rated as USDA zone 8, we do not recommend it as a screen.

Bambusa multiplex "Hedge Bamboo"

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 "Hedge Bamboo"
Edible shoots Small Hedge Excellent
House 4 hours min. sun Wood quality Unknown
Container Good Crafts Good
Screen Excellent Ornamental Good
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