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Pleioblastus pygmaeus
  • Pleioblastus pygmaeus
  • Pleioblastus pygmaeus

Pleioblastus pygmaeus

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(Dwarf Bamboo) A dwarf bamboo native to the forests and woods of eastern Asia and Japan, Pleioblastus pygmaeus has small narrow, lush green leaves and forms a dense carpet once established.

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A dwarf bamboo native to the forests and woods of eastern Asia and Japan, Pleioblastus pygmaeus has small narrow, lush green leaves and forms a dense carpet once established. A superb ground cover plant for suppressing weed or adding leafy interest to gardens or woody areas!


  • Position: Sun or shade.
  • Soil: Moist, fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: Low spreading bamboo.
    • Height: up to 60 cm (2 ft)
    • Spread: 2 m (6 ft)+
  • Notes: As this plant can spread, in smaller gardens Pleioblastus pygmaeus is usually best planted in an area with restricted root space, for example at the edge of a border or path.

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Shade, Light Shade, Full Sun
Eventual Size
Ground Cover, Grass - Small (under 3 ft)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Not Fussy, Soil Type: Damp / Wet
Special Features
Suitable for Containers, Evergreen, Screening/Hedge

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