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Bamboo Pleioblastus Oleosus
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Bamboo Pleioblastus Oleosus

Poaceae Pleioblastus Oleosus None

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Grows InZone 6A · -10° to -5° 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
Average Height12' to 15'
Average Width.5' to 1'
Additional Information About Bamboo Pleioblastus Oleosus


Pleioblastus oleosus is a beautiful little species not commonly available. This species makes a lush evergreen screen in USDA Zones 6 and warmer. Perfect for a thick, shorter barrier.

Pleioblastus oleosus is a running bamboo, which means it spreads. Bamboo can be easily controlled in a small area (a normal city yard) simply by mowing or stepping on the young shoots that emerge one time a year in spring. 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: Good
Ornamental: Good
Privacy Screen: Excellent for shorter screen
Specimen: In containers or when controlled in ground
Wood Quality: Small

*Other Special Notes: Great for a shorter barrier 


USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 6A-11
Type: Running
Height: up to 16'
Spread: 5'+ with no control
Culm Diameter: 1 1/3"
Sun: Full Sun or Part Shade
Soil: Average, well-drained
Growth Rate: Fast



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