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Pleioblastus simonii

Maximum height: 20 ft.
(More often 3 - 4 ft. for us here in zone 5)
Maximum diameter: 1.5 in.
(More often .25 in. here in zone 5)
Minimum temperature: 0ºF
(The roots are at least 10ºF more hardy.)

Species in this genus are usually dug in the early spring. Orders for species in this genus should be placed by April.

This larger Pleioblastus species isn't a rampant runner like the smaller members of this genus.

This species is an exception within its genus when it comes to growth habit. P. simonii behaves much more like a clumping bamboo despite the reputation of the genus being that of running bamboos. This particular species is quite slow to increase.

It can be grown as an ornamental grass here in zone 5.


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