Bambusa multiplex 'Riviereorum'

Hedge Bamboo, Chinese Goddess Bamboo




Family: Poaceae

Genus: Bambusa

Parent: Bambusa multiplex

Category: Grass

Zones: 7b to 10

Size: 4 to 8' tall - clumping (larger in warm climates)

Growth Rate: Moderate

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Dies to the ground at 8F but will return next summer. If temperatures remain above 15F it will stay green. Deer resistant. Uniform small leaves and solid stems.

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My Experience: 

I purchased a 1-gallon plant from Nurseries Caroliniana in August 2009 and potted it up to a 3-gallon to overwinter in the conservatory. I planted it out in the spring near the pool fence and it grew to a height of about 3' with equal width. The branches are not straight up as you would expect with bamboo but they create more of a vase shape. The branches mostly browned during the 2010 winter but it came back well and flourished through the next 3 years, reaching 6 to 7' tall and spreading at the base to a clump about 2' in diameter. The tops of the branches covered about 12' in diameter which meant it did not fit in the space allowed and in June 2014 I dug it up.

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