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Dwarf Fernleaf Bamboo
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Dwarf Fernleaf Bamboo

Poaceae Pleioblastus Distichus Mini

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Grows InZone 5A · -20° to -15° F through Zone 11 · Above 40° F
Grows in Ashburn! (Learn More)
Sun ExposureFull / Mostly Shade, Morning Sun / Evening Shade, Dappled Light / Filtered Sun
Soil DrainageWell Drained, Moderately Drained
Resistent ToDeer Resistant, Heat
Foliage ColorDark Green
Average Height0' to 1'
Average Width.5' to 1'
Additional Information About Dwarf Fernleaf Bamboo


Pleioblastus 'Mini' is the most dwarf of the running bamboo. It makes for an excellent spreading groundcover in partially shaded environments. Morning sun with afternoon shade or all day filtered sunlight would be perfect. It can be maintained at only 4" tall by a once a year mowing. However, it will not handle foot traffic. For an area that you don't like mowing regularly and has little to no foot traffic this is perfect. Mow in early spring to encourage fresh new growth for the season. Also does well in pots indoors and out. Its delicate appearance has earned it the name "fern-leaf bamboo."

'Mini' is a running bamboo, which means it spreads. Destroying shoots as they emerge in spring is one way to easily manage bamboo. 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: Too small
Hedge: Very low hedge
Indoor: Yes, 2 hours min. sun
Ornamental: Good
Privacy Screen: Too short
Specimen: Too short
Wood Quality: NA

*Other Special Notes: Makes an excellent groundcover that can be mowed to desired height. Cut back in spring to encourage fresh new growth for the season.


USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 6A-11
Type: Running
Height: 8-12"
Spread: 3'+ with no control
Culm Diameter: 1/8"
Sun: Shade or Part Shade. Tolerates Morning Sun or Filtered Light
Soil: Well-drained, average, moist 
Growth Rate: Fast spreading



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