Bambusa multiplex (Lour.) Raeusch. ex Schult. & Schult.f.

Hege Bamboo, Chinese Dwarf Bamboo, Chinese-goddess Bamboo

Family: Poaceae

Genus: Bambusa

Category: Grass

Zones: 8 to 10, hardy to 15F

Size: Various - to 40' tall and 10' wide

Growth Rate: Moderate

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun


Non-invasive clumping species. Upright, slightly arching branches. Good for screening. Will experience foliage burn below 20F but should come back.



Probably originated in southeast Asia, now widely cultivated.

Published in Syst. Veg., ed. 15 bis (Roemer & Schultes) 7(2): 1350 in 1830.

Basionym: Arundo multiplex Lour.

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