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Pseudosasa japonica 'Akebono' 
Common Name: none

Maximum Height: 18 feet
Diameter: 1 inch
Hardiness: 0 F
Recommended for USDA zone 7 through 10

This form of japonica has leaves that are akebono style, or whitish fading to light green. Much slower growing than green Pseudosasa japonica, this form is best for a shady site. The leaves, 5 to 13 inches long by 1.75 inches wide, are much larger than the leaves of other hardy bamboos of similar size. The culm sheaths are persistent.