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How bad is Pleioblastus viridistriatus?

Posted by winsorw 8 (My Page) on
Sun, Aug 10, 08 at 20:29

Does anybody have experience growing Pleioblastus viridistriatus? I understand that it's running/invasive but would like to know how bad it is. If I put it in the ground where the surroungding soil isn't so good/dry and hard (nothing grow there), would I be safe from having it run amok? Or should I just grow it in pot?
Thanks for any advice.

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RE: How bad is Pleioblastus viridistriatus?

  • Posted by kudzu9 Zone 8b, WA (My Page) on
    Mon, Aug 11, 08 at 0:10

My experience with the small grass bamboos is that they are quite aggressive, including the various Pleioblastus species. I generally don't bother with bamboo barriers for my bigger bamboo, but it's a different story with the small ones. I can assure you that poor soil won't slow this one down very much.

RE: How bad is Pleioblastus viridistriatus?

Thanks again Kudzu9. I think I'll leave it in a pot:-)

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