Malay Dwarf Variegated Bamboo


This very dense and bushy bamboo makes a beautiful hedge or privacy screen with its white striped leaves. It is also very popular because once established it is drought tolerant.

Malay Dwarf Bamboo is an excellent bamboo as a hedge for most properties including suburban gardens. This is a cheap way to block neighbours’ views, as well as being a beautiful feature and wonderful wildlife haven, much appreciated by bird-lovers as little birds nest in this effective screen. Can also be grown in pots as a highly attractive feature.

Common name Bambusa heterostachya ‘Variegata’
Height 3-4m
Height in pots 2-3m
Culm width 1m
 Culm width in pots 1m or less
Min Temperature -2ºC
Climate Grows best in tropical/subtropical climates
Light conditions Full sun to part shade
Growth habit Tight, dense and bushy
Care Well drained and mulched
Native to Malaysia

Malay Dwarf Variegated Bamboo has a thick, dense and uniform bushy foliage. Due to that, it is the most popular Bamboo for screening and to stop noise and wind, thus giving a lot of protection. 

Its leaves have green and white stripes. They like moist, well drained soil, growing in a circular way to 3-4 meters high, being very easy to cut them to the desired height. It does not need much maintenance as it resists drought very well.In terms of light conditions, full sun to part shade. 

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