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Yushania anceps 'Pitt White'

Common Name:
Anceps bamboo
Plant Type:
Poaceae (The Grass Family)
Geographic Origin:
South and Southeast Asia
California Native?:
Plant Size:
To 15 feet high
Landscape/Garden Uses:
Flowering Season:
Seldom produced
Flower Color:
Not applicable
Sun or light shade
Most soils
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 15 degrees F. or less
This is an elegant spreading bamboo, with slender stems growing nearly erect to about 15 feet. The older stems are dark green to brown, with straw-colored bracts. It produces broad sprays of branchlets carrying narrow leaves, usually 2.5-4 inches long, with pale undersides. 'Pitt White' is a popular British selection with particularly long, gracefully drooping leaves. The stems may arch over almost to the ground from their weight. This is one of the least aggressive of the group, making fine informal hedges and container specimens. Sun or shade near the coast, best in part shade inland, most soils, moderate watering.