Variegated malay dwarf bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species, Clumping species for feature or ornamental, Clumping species small & medium hedge

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Clumping Species: Bambusa heterostachya variegated

Common Name: Variegated malay dwarf bamboo

Maximum Height: 3m

Culm Diameter: 25mm

Minimum Temperature: – 2°C

Origin:  Malaysia


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Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $44
25L $88
45L $110
100L $220



It’s a beautiful dense bushy ornamental with cream striped leaves. It makes a great screen or hedge in a short time. It can be easily pruned to desired size and the bottom of the branches can be trimmed to expose the culms for a great effect in smaller gardens. It’s a relatively small and decorative tight clumper suitable for most tropical and sub-tropical zones. Features beautiful dark green and silver variegated leaves. Can  grow well in a pot.


Uses for this bamboo species Environments & areas suitable for this bamboo species
Screening Full Sun
Hedging Partial Sun
Erosion Control – Landslip Control Partial Shade
Dust Suppression – Dust Capture Indoors
Ornamental Hot Environments
Shading Cold Environments
Live Fence Cities
Carbon Sequestration Suburban Areas
Stock Feed Rural Areas


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