Bambusa glaucescens 'Alphonse Karr'

Alphonse Karr Bamboo, Bambusa multiplex 'Alphonse Karrr'

Tropical or subtropical clump bamboo widely used in landscaping because it spreads slowly. Good for screens or hedges, the ½-4 inch green stems of these bamboos may reach 25 feet in dry conditions with little feeding and where rhizomes are contained. With water, fertilizer and no control, they may reach 55 feet. Drought-tolerant once established. Feed heavily in spring when new stems start to form. Propogate by division in May or early June, or cut the rooted base of a clump of stems and plant it in rich soil. Control fungal and bacterial leaf spots by spraying. Watch for aphids, cottony scales and bamboo borer.
Bambusa glaucescens, Alphonse Karr Bamboo, Bambusa multiplex 'Alphonse Karrr'
The eye-catching yellow and green-striped stems of this bamboo make it a fine accent in containers or against a backdrop of dark green shrubs. Stems, which are blushed with pink when new, are ½ to 1 inch across and may grow 12 to 30 feet in the ground or 8 to 10 feet in containers.

Attributes - Bambusa glaucescens 'Alphonse Karr'

Plant Type: Shrub

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 20 ft. to 35 ft.

Width: 10 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 9, 10

Notes: Thrives in Hot Climates. Container Plants, Low Maintenance. Susceptible to Aphids.

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