Mini Bamboo Plants

Few people realize that bamboo comes in so many sizes. Mini bamboo plants are not extremely popular, but they can be a great option for those seeking groundcovers. People often get bamboo and lucky bamboo mixed up, so if you’re looking for looking for that please check out our lucky bamboo plants page.

Mini bamboo plant species are often running species. This means that the plant will spread well and fill in well. This is great when people want small bushes or groundcover, but it also means that you may need to take precautions when you plant bamboo. Some people go as far as putting in barriers for these mini species, but others are able to mow them and keep them under control. Besides the spreading factor, mini bamboo plants are easy to grow and maintain. Make sure you check the zone requirements of the plants before purchasing. Smaller plants can be more susceptible to heavy frost than larger pants. So, it’s not a bad idea to check with a local nursery to determine which species grow best in your area. Otherwise, continue reading to discover several bamboo species that grow under 3 feet tall!

Pleioblastus akebono
Common Names: –
Running
Maximum Height: 1.5 Feet
Zone: 7-9 (Tolerant to 10 degrees Fahrenheit).

Pleioblastus pygmaeus
Common Names: Pygmy bamboo
Running
Maximum Height: 2 Feet
Zone: 6-10 (Tolerant to 0 degrees Fahrenheit).

Pleioblastus distichus
Common Names: Dwarf Fernleaf Bamboo
Running
Maximum Height: 2 Feet
Zone: 6-10 (Tolerant to -5 degrees Fahrenheit).

Pseudosasa owatarii
Common Names:
Running
Maximum Height: 2 Feet
Zone: 7-10 (Tolerant to 0 degrees Fahrenheit).

Sasa hayatae
Common Names:
Running
Maximum Height: 3 Feet
Zone: 5-10 (Tolerant to -10 degrees Fahrenheit).

Sasaella ramose
Common Names:
Running
Maximum Height: 3 Feet
Zone: 7-9 (Tolerant to 0 degrees Fahrenheit).

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