Bambusa multiplex 'Alphonse Karr'

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Alphonse Karr Bamboo

 
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Information by: Jerry Sortomme Editor        Photographer: Richard Devine

 

Description

This bamboo will grow to 35' and makes a wonderful container plant. The culms are culms are golden and green striped, and the gold gets a magenta tint when exposed to bright sunlight.

 

  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Shrub, Bamboo

 

Height Range

6-12', 12-25'

 

Flower Color

n/a

 

Flower Season

n/a

 

Leaf Color

Light Green

 

Bark Color

n/a

 

Fruit Color

n/a

 

Fruit Season

n/a

Sun

Full, Half, Shade

 

Water

Low, Medium, Extra in Summer

 

Growth Rate

Fast

 

Soil Type

Sandy, Loam

 

Soil Condition

Average, Rich, Well-drained

 

Soil pH

Neutral

 

Adverse Factors

Invasive

Design Styles

Japanese, Tropical

 

Accenting Features

Silhouette, Unusual Shape

 

Seasonal Interest

n/a

 

Location Uses

Background, Entry, Foundation

 

Special Uses

Container, Screen, Mass Planting

 

Attracts Wildlife

n/a

Water Saving Tip:

Mulching and adding compost to soil can minimize evaporation and help soil absorb and store water.