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Alphonse Karr, Hedge Bamboo (Bambusa Multiplex)

Categorized as: Bamboo,Ornamental Grass

May 12, 2010 | 14853 Views | 0 Comments

Hedge Bamboo, Alphonse Karr Alphonse Karr is a green striped yellow bamboo that forms dense large clumps. New shoots are often tinted pink or red when exposed to high sunlight. This bamboo makes a great potted container plant, especially in colder climates. It, like other forms of Bambusa multiplex, are among the best bamboos for a well lit area indoors. Bambusa generally grow a very tight cluster of canes, and 'Alphonse Karr' is no exception, making it an excellent choice for a privacy screen where a clumping bamboo is desired. Typical diameter is 1.5 inches in width.

Family: Poaceae
Genus: Bambusa
Species: Multiplex
Cultivar: 'Alphonse Karr'


USDA Zone 8b: to 15 °F
USDA Zone 9a: to 20 °F
USDA Zone 9b: to 25 °F


15-20 ft.
20-30 ft.
>30 ft.

Light Exposure:

Full Sun
10% to 40% Shade

Growth Rate:


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