SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Quail Botanical Gardens - Encinitas, CA and Foster Botanical Garden - Honolulu, HI
Attractive striped leaves. A favorite of landscapers. When uncontrolled, this bamboo can grow to 50 feet in height.
Native to Southern China.
Bambusa vulgaris var. vittata
Erect with a High Canopy.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 15 - 25 feet.
Growth Rate: 36 or More Inches per Year.
Longevity Less than 50 years.
Leaves Lanceolate to Linear, Medium Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Bark Green, Smooth.
Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 7 - 9 and 13 - 23.
USDA Hardiness Zones 8 - 11.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Resistant to Texas Root Rot and Verticillium. Susceptible to Aphids and Scales.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Strong.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.
None Known Health Hazard.
Fire Resistance is Unfavorable.
Desirable Wildlife Plant.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Bambusa vulgaris Tree Record." 1995-2018. Sep 20, 2018.
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SelecTree Nursery Connection Map
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