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Characteristics of Phyllostachys Humilis
One of the smallest members of the Phyllostachys family. Makes a lush short green screen.
Phyllostachys Humilis is one of the smallest of the Phyllostachys genus. It is a great bamboo for a short dense screen because of the robust foliage. It can provide a great screen from just above ground level to 8-15 feet depending on your location. Aggressive in full sun. From China but widely used in Japan. Called Hime-hachiku in Japan.
Climate Zone 7 & 8 expect mature size canes to be 20 feet in height.
Climate Zone 6 expects mature-size canes to be 8 to 14 feet in height.
Mature canes of this short bamboo are usually under 1" diameter. Many species of bamboo will start to thin out when confined to a small area but this species becomes lush and provides a great small privacy hedge. The underside of new foliage can have a blue-green tint. This is a great low-maintenance bamboo that can provide privacy and a lush garden environment to your landscape.