Bambusa multiplex 'Alphonse Karr'

Alphonse Karr Clumping Bamboo

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Item #: 2124

Zones: 7b to 10b

Dormancy: Evergreen

Height: 216" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: China

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)


We simply adore this stunning clumping bamboo that makes an 18' tall deer-resistant clump (35' in more tropical areas) of 1" diameter canes, vertically striped gold and green. We have observed slight foliage burn at 10 degrees F, and some cane dieback at 8 degrees F. While we have had clumps of Bambusa 'Alphonse Karr' die back to the ground at 0 degrees F, they have always resprouted nicely when summer warmth arrived, although it takes a few years to recover their full size.