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Pleioblastus akebono

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.