There are many species of dwarf bamboo plants with one of the most attractive being the Pleioblastus Pumilus. They will thrive well when planted in partial or fully shaded areas. The soil they are planted in should be fertilized and moist but well drained. These popular attractive plants will reach around one metre when fully grown.
This species has beautiful green leaves and the plants are ideal when used as ground cover. They can be successfully grown in any part of a garden and especially useful of filling smaller areas. These plants will grow quickly and are useful for areas under bushes or trees. They are also suitable for growing indoors as a house plant.
The leaves of the Pleioblastus Distichus plants resemble those of ferns and palm trees. When looking for a plant that can provide ground cover these hardy plants can provide excellent growth for areas under trees and other parts of a garden. Positioned in full sun or a partially shaded area these plants will grow healthily. They are very popular with the gardeners of Japanese gardens. When potted in containers they can look wonderful when placed on a patio.
The Pygmy bamboo or Pleioblastus Pygmaeus is a smaller version of the Distichus plant. This plant with its smaller leaves is popular with growers of bonsai plants. They are particularly at home in areas within Japanese gardens. Wonderful greenery can be provided all year round by this popular plant which is the smallest of the bamboo family. To achieve a bushy looking plant it should be cut down to ground level and it will then grow successfully during the following spring.
A plant with gorgeous pale green and white striped leaves is known as the Pleioblastus Shibuyanus Tsuboii. This plant has a tropical look and is often used as an ornamental plant. It can be grown as a screening plant or as a hedge and when it is pruned with care is can be sculptured to make it an attractive feature of the garden. The plant can provide ground cover and works well under trees as it prefers to be in a partially shaded area.
The Pleioblastus Viridistriata Auricoma is a tropical looking plant with purple and green stems and lovely green and yellow leaves. They are happiest when positioned in full sunlight. This colorful plant can look good in any part of any garden. It can thrive in various areas of a garden and can look really good as part of a border.
These plants of small to medium sized belong to the dwarf bamboo family of plants. All the varieties come in many gorgeous shades to add color to any area of a garden, they also make wonderful ornamental plants. Many types of dwarf bamboo are hardy plants that will need a little care during the cold months.
A lot of interest can be added to a garden by adding bamboo plants. Most of the varieties like to be planted in moist and fertile soils. One of the most hardy and attractive species is the Pleioblastus Pumilus.