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Bamboo 'Alphonse Karr' | Monrovia

Bambusa multiplex 'Alphonse Karr'
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Evergreen with an upright, clumping habit that makes a great hedge or screen. New growth emerges pink and green, maturing to stripes of bright green on yellow. 

Plant with Japanese Maples


  • Landscape Size: 30' tall, width varies
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun to Morning Sun, Afternoon Shade
  • Water Needs: Low
  • Sunset Zone: 8, 9, 14-24
  • Growth Habit: Upright, Clumping 
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • Attributes: Deer Resistant, Evergreen, Waterwise

These characteristics apply to the greater Sacramento area and nearby regions. 

Live outside of our area? Please check with your local cooperative extension for the best growing practices in your neck of the woods.

Visit: UC Cooperative Extension Offices

Visit: National County Extension Offices

Green Thumb Guide

Grows well in a variety of enriched soils with good drainage. Feed with a general fertilizer in spring. Divide to prevent overcrowding when necessary.