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Bamboo Phyllostachys Humilis
Bamboo Phyllostachys Humilis Grows well in Ashburn! Out Of Stock
Bamboo Phyllostachys Humilis

Poaceae Phyllostachys Humilis None

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Grows InZone 6B · -5° to 0° F through Zone 11 · Above 40° F
Grows in Ashburn! (Learn More)
Sun ExposureFull / Mostly Sun, Morning Sun / Evening Shade, Morning Shade / Evening Sun, Dappled Light / Filtered Sun
Soil DrainageWell Drained, Moderately Drained
Resistent ToHeat
Foliage ColorMedium Green, Dark Green
Average Height15' to 20'
Average Width.5' to 1'
Additional Information About Bamboo Phyllostachys Humilis


Humilis is the shortest of all the Phyllostachys varieties. Young culms emerge dark red to purple, turning green to orange/yellow with age if growing in full sun. The foliage is very dense and lush, starting very low to the ground, which makes it an excellent short, dense screen, hedge or grove.

Humilis is a running bamboo, which means it spreads. Bamboo can be controlled in a small area (a normal city yard) simply by mowing or stepping on the young shoots. New shoots could also be used for culinary purposes and cooked, much like asparagus. Keep in mind that running bamboo only puts up new shoots for a short time each year, and when they are "shooting", the new plants are very fragile and easy to destroy. Root pruning, a Bamboo Root Barrier or growing plants in above- or below-ground containers are other methods to control spread.

Gardener Direct also carries Bamboo fertilizer and planting soil containing Biochar, a highly porous material that allows for long term water and nutrient holding capabilities. 


Containers/Pots: Good
Crafts: Good
Edible: Yes
Hedge: Excellent
Indoor: Too large
Ornamental: Yes
Privacy Screen: Excellent
Specimen: In containers or when controlled in ground
Wood Quality: Too small


USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 6B-11
Type: Running
Height: up to 20'
Spread: 5'+ if not controlled
Culm Diameter: 1"
Sun: Full Sun or Part Shade
Soil: Well drained
Growth Rate: Fast



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