Yin Yang Bamboo

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Bamboo Garden Room

​​​​​​Yin Yang' Bamboo

Bambusa emeiensis 'Viridiflav'

  • ​​Common Name: Yin Yang Bamboo (other common names: Bambusa, Tropical Bamboo 'Viridiflavus')
  • Scientific Name: Bambusa emeiensis 'Viridiflav'
  • Family Name: Poaceae
  • Origin: E. Asia - southern China
  • Height: over 40’
  • Width: 20’ – 30’
  • Growth: Extremely fast
  • Zone: 9B - 11
  • Light Needs: Full sun – Partial shade
  • Salt Tolerance:  unknown
  • Soil/PH/Texture: mildly acidic – neutral (pH 6.1 – 7.5)
  • Soil Moisture: average water needs, do not over water
  • Drought Tolerance: low
  • Pests/Diseases: is considered a very insect and disease resilient plant, but ...occasionally you may see insect.
  • Growing Conditions: easy to grow and low maintenance
  • Characteristics: grown for its foliage, green culms extremely erect with yellow stripes alternating 180° on each internode, up to 2.5’ culms in diameter, beautiful with dark purple tips, large green leaves, and a very unusual striping pattern.
  • Propagation: by dividing the root ball-rhizomes, tubers, bulbs, or offsets, by culm and branch cuttings, and by seed.
  • Wildlife: unknown
  • Facts: This plant is harvested from the wild has been cultivated for its canes that are used for household weaving to agricultural tools.
  • Designer Considerations: use as a magnificent specimen, backdrop along a corner or border of the property, hedge, screen, protect the soil from erosion,
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