Fernleaf 'Stripestem' Dwarf Hedge Clumping Bamboo Bambusa Multiplex

By Bamboo Plants Online

$ 29.95

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Botanical Name:  Bambusa Multiplex Fernleaf 'stripestem'

Common Name: Fernleaf Stripestem Bamboo

Maximum Height:  12'

Maximum Diameter:  3/4"

Clump Width: 4'

Spacing: 4' - 5'


*Please respect the minimum temperatures. If the temps dip below the minimum temps for just a few hours the bamboo will suffer severe damage. Most importantly, it will stunt the bamboos long term growth! PLEASE order the right bamboo for your climate. Do it right the first time and you'll love the results!

Light:  Full Sun to Partial Shade

Water Needs: Average. Water regularly, without over watering.

Growth Expectations:

 Year Height Culm Diameter
1 6-8 feet Up to 3/4 inch
2 8-12 feet Up to 1 inch
3 12 feet

Up to 1 inch


Product: A small amount of last year's 3 gallon pots left


Fernleaf 'Stripestem' Dwarf Hedge Bamboo




Great For Pots & Containers

The easy growing attributes of Fernleaf bamboo makes it an excellent specimen for pots and containers. As with most clumping bamboos, growing in containers that restrict the rhizome growth prevents the plants from reaching their full growth potential. Depending on the size of the pot, you can expect your plant to reach anywhere from 8 to 16 feet, or even more. That is why they make a great choice for brightening up a well-lit indoor room, a patio or deck, or wherever else you feel needs a bright and attractive centerpiece.



Creates Amazing Hedges & Screens

Alphonse Karr bamboo is renowned for its thin, brightly colored culms and thick, bushy foliage. This is one of the reasons that this Multiplex variety makes a great choice is for creating a thick, impenetrable hedge or screen. When planted on 8 foot centers, these medium-sized clumping bamboos can form a thick wall of foliage within just 3 to 5 years. Want a little less screening? Simply plant them further apart. Clumping bamboo is the number one choice for creating an environmentally safe and Florida Friendly privacy screen or hedge.

A rare combination of attractive delicate foliage, in a clumping bamboo that doesn't get above 12 Foot tall and is cold hardy to 12F makes fernleaf one of the best choices for function and appeal.cold weather and small spaces 


When you order 1 or 3 gallon bamboo nursery plants, you are receiving specially cultivated Alphonse Karr starters. These bushy starters are both thirsty and hungry growers, which means that they should be irrigated and fertilized on a regular basis. We recommend regular watering for at least the first year or two, or until the plants are well established. 

Bamboo Special 13-3-13 FertilizerWhen it comes to fertilizing your bamboo, we recommend taking a Florida Friendly approach that utilizes a high nitrogen, controlled release organic fertilizer, such as Bamboo Special 13-5-11. This is the only fertilizer that we use at the Bamboo Plants Online farm, and we only have to apply it once a year.

Finally, it is important to understand that bamboo starters gain their drought tolerance and sustainability through maturity. The first couple years of your bamboos' lives are the most important for ensuring that they become well established. It also helps to keep them trimmed or pruned annually. By removing aging or dead culms, the plant can redirect that energy into producing strong rhizome growth. Not to mention, it just gives them a tidier appearance.

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  Special Considerations:

When exposed to temperatures below 20 degrees Fahrenheit, especially for prolonged periods, it is common for the plant to experience a significant amount of die-back. Whenever possible, we recommend moving the plants to an indoor or outdoor shelter, or covering with frost cloth if you expect to experience significant cold temperatures.


When To Plant:

fernleaf bamboo shoots from late spring until fall. However, during the winter and early spring, the plant continues to grow its roots and rhizomes blow the ground. If you are purchasing a plant after August, there is a good chance that you will not see new shoots until the next April-November shooting season.


If you have a question about the actual plant you will be getting call Scott 888-784-7336!


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    For questions or help choosing the right bamboo for your specific application, email or call me directly at kenny@bambooplantsonline.com or 833-420-2420


    Bamboo plants convert carbon dioxide (CO2) to oxygen 5 times more efficiently than a stand of traditional woody trees? Bamboo is sustainable and environmentally friendly.


    We don't just care for our bamboo, we care for the soil it grows in, and this "feeding the soil" mentality makes our bamboo some of the healthiest around.

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