Bamboo Comparison - Knowledgebase Question

Malibu, CA
Question by jwcrandall6
February 23, 2003
What is a good substitute for Bambusa multiplex "Riviereorum" (Chinese Goddess) bamboo? For growing in pots.

Answer from NGA
February 23, 2003


How about dwarf whitestripe (Phyllostachys variegata) which tops out at about 2' in height, or p. nigra (black bamboo) at 4'-8' in height. Another suggestion is Bambusa ventricosa (Buddha's Belly) which grows only 3'-6' tall. All will grow well in containers.

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