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Albostriata Variegated Bamboo (Sam Bamboo)
Albostriata Variegated Bamboo (Sam Bamboo) Grows well in Ashburn! Out Of Stock
Albostriata Variegated Bamboo (Sam Bamboo)

Poaceae Sasaella Masamuneana Albostriata

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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 Shade, Morning Sun / Evening Shade, Morning Shade / Evening Sun, Dappled Light / Filtered Sun
Soil DrainageWell Drained, Moderately Drained, Poorly Drained
Resistent ToDeer Resistant, Heat
Foliage ColorWhite, Dark Green
Average Height3' to 4', 5' to 6', 4' to 5'
Average Width.5' to 1'
AttractsVisual Attention
Additional Information About Albostriata Variegated Bamboo (Sam Bamboo)


Also known as "Sam Bamboo," Albostriata is an extremely attractive, variegated bamboo excellent for use as a groundcover, maintaining a fresh appearance throughout the year. The shiny, creamy yellow leaves are lined with dark green and trun more yellow in summer. It holds its color well even through winter. We recommend a shearing or mowing in late winter to encourage fresh new variegated growth.  

Albostriata is a running bamboo, which means it spreads, so leave plenty of room for it to grow. We use it as a large area groundcover. If desired or needed, root pruning, a Bamboo Root Barrier or growing plants in above- or below-ground containers are 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: Excellent
Crafts: Poor
Edible: Too small
Hedge: Low hedge
Indoor: 2 hours min. sun
Ornamental: Excellent
Privacy Screen: Excellent
Specimen: In container
Wood Quality: Thin


USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 6-11
Type: Clumping, Running
Height: 3 to 6'
Spread: 3'+ if not controlled
Culm Diameter: 1/4"
Sun: Part Shade, AM Sun with Afternoon Shade
Soil: Average
Growth Rate: Fast



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