- Height: 1/2 - 2 feet (0.15 - 0.6m)
- Max. Diameter: 1/8" (0.3cm)
- Hardiness: -20°C (-4 °F)
- USDA Zone: 6a
- Light: Shade
Native to Japan, Pleioblastus akebono is a highly attractive dwarf bamboo known for its white tipped leaves. In the spring, new foliage emerge sometimes almost pure white, fading to a green as the season progresses. Typically, the leaves are greener towards the leaf stem and gradually fades into a bright white towards the leaf tip.
Although considered a running bamboo, Pleioblastus akebono is a very slow grower and therefore quite rare in cultivation. Exposure to the sun will scorch the leaves. Best planted in the shade where the colour is brighter and lasts longer. A truly remarkeably specimen for a ground cover bamboo in a shady area.
Pleioblastus akebono grown in pots.
Green and white gradient of the leaves.
Pleioblastus akebono as ground cover.