Bambusa multiplex 'Alphonse Karr' 2 - Year Plant
Bamboo/Ornamental Grasses : Bambusa multiplex 'Alphonse Karr' 2 - Year Plant
Bambusa multiplex 'Alphonse Karr'
(Alphonse Karr Clumping Bamboo)
* Full sun partial shade * Zone 9-10 * 30' tall
New canes have a pink cast, with age the canes and branches arestriped green on yellow!!
Makes a great non-invasive screen!
Plants are 2 years old now and are very fast growing. Plants are in 1 gallon containers.
This bamboo makes a wonderful container plant. It, like other forms of Bambusa multiplex, are among the best bamboos for a well lit area indoors
Bambusa multiplex 'Alphonso-Karr' (Alphonse Karr Bamboo)
A dense, clumping bamboo that grows to 25-35 feet with stems that are 1 inch in diameter. Branches at culm nodes from base to the top. New canes have a pink cast, and beautiful canes and branches are striped green on yellow. One of the best screen or hedge bamboos. Plant in full sun to light shade. Hardy to 12 degrees F.
First described as Bambusa alphonso-karrii' in 1896 in The Bamboo Garden (A.B. Mitford, The Bamboo Garden,Macmillian & Co., London and New York ). It has also been known as Bambusa 'Alphonse Karri' and Bambusa glaucescens 'Alphons Karr'. The valid name as described in The Bamboos of the World, (Orhnberger, D, Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, 1999) is Bambusa multiplex 'Alphonso-Karrii' with the common name listed as Alphonse Karr Bamboo. Who was Alphonse Karr - It might be best to find the 1886 publication to verify this but in The Book of Bamboo (Farrelly, David, The Book of Bamboo, Sierra Club Books, 1984.) it is noted that the name Alphonse Karr Young honors a 19th century French botanist-novelist.
You will receive 2 foot tall fast growing plants. Plants are shipped semi bare root to save on Priority Mail shipping fee.
Goes well with Variegated Japanese Forest Grass, Zebra Grass, and 'Bloodgood' Japanese Maple. Check out our store to find these and other great plants!
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