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Spotted Leopard Bamboo
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Spotted Leopard Bamboo

Poaceae Phyllostachys Bambusoides Tanakae

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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
Soil DrainageWell Drained, Moderately Drained
Resistent ToDeer Resistant, Heat
Foliage ColorMedium Green
Average Height20' to 30', 30' to 40', 40' to 50'
Average Width.5' to 1'
AttractsWildlife, Visual Attention, Songbirds / Birds
Additional Information About Spotted Leopard Bamboo


Spotted Leopard Bamboo, Phyllostachys Bambusoides 'Tanakae', is a striking bamboo that has green culms (canes) marked with unusual eliptical purple-brown spots. The wood is like other bambusoides and is rock hard. The canes are excellent for wood crafts and and flute making.

Spotted Leopard Bamboo is a slow running bamboo, which means it spreads, but slowly. Bamboo can be easily controlled in a small area (a normal city yard) simply by mowing or stepping on the young shoots. 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.  New shoots could also be used for culinary purposes and cooked, much like asparagus. 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, bittter but preferred by some cultures.
Hedge: Good
Indoor: Too large
Ornamental: Good
Privacy Screen: Excellent
Specimen: Yes, when grown in container
Wood Quality: Excellent

*Other Special Notes: x 


USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 7A-11
Type: Running. slow
Height: Up to 45'
Spread: 5'+ with no control
Culm Diameter: 3"
Sun: Full Sun or Part Shade
Soil: Average
Growth Rate: Fast



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