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​​​​​Asian Lemon Bamboo

  • ​Common Name: Asian Lemon Bamboo (other common names: Lemon-Lime Bamboo, Bambusa, Asian Lemon Bamboo 'Viridi-Vittata')
  • Scientific Name: Bambusa eutuldoides ‘Viridi-Vitt’
  • Family Name: Poaceae
  • Origin: China
  • Height: over 40’
  • Width: over 40’
  • Growth: moderate
  • Zone: 9A - 11
  • Light Needs: Full sun
  • Salt Tolerance:  unknown
  • Soil/PH/Texture: average soil, well-drained but not too picky - acidic – neutral (pH 5.6 – 7.5)
  • Soil Moisture: wet-mesic, likes consistently moist soil
  • Drought Tolerance: none but is humidity and heat tolerant
  • Pests/Diseases: mostly disease and pest resistant
  • Growing Conditions: easy to grow and low maintenance, the lower branches can be pruned to show off its beautiful colored culms/canes.
  • Characteristics: monocarpic, the new growth of the yellow culms have pink and peach tones with green stripes, once mature the 1” culms are yellow with green stripes and it has dark green leaves with the occasional cream stripe. Unlike other bamboo it does not spread uncontrollably.
  • Propagation: by division of root ball, rhizome, or tuber
  • Wildlife: deer resistant
  • Facts: 'Viridi' in Latin, means green, and 'Vittata' means Striped.
  • Designer Considerations: use as a windbreak or hedge, focal point specimen, or for erosion control.​

Asian Lemon Bamboo