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

Description: 

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

Cultivars: 

History: 

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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