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Bambusa multiplex 'Alphonse Karr'

Alphonse Karr Bamboo
  • Plant Type:
  • Bamboo, Shrub
  • Evergreen-Deciduous:
  • Evergreen
  • Overall Mature Size:
  • Large
  • Also Grown As:
  • Bush, Multi Trunk
  • Mature Height & Spread :
  • 10-30' x 8-15'
  • Natural Growth Habit:
  • Vase, Clumping
  • Native To:
  • Asia
  • Exposure:
  • Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Water:
  • Medium Water, Low Water
  • Special Features:
  • Attractive Bark, Deer Resistant, Edible, Screen
  • Container Sizes:
  • #5, #15, 24" Box
  • Sunset Garden Zones:
  • hardy to 15° F
  • Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone:
  • 10

A BIT MORE...

If you’re looking for a Bamboo that sits right in the sweet spot of quick growing, but not invasive, Bambusa ‘Alphonse Karr’ just might be the ticket. Graceful inch wide canes reach from 10 to 30 feet tall and exhibit highly variable green stripes over a yellow or pink blushing base. Cold hardy to 20°F and tolerant of full sun, ‘Alphonse Karr’ makes a fine choice for a privacy screen.