Bambusa multiplex 'Riviereorum'

Hedge Bamboo, Chinese Goddess Bamboo

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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

Description: 

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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