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Otataea acuminata aztecorum, photo courtesy of Doreen L. Wynja
Otataea acuminata aztecorum, photo courtesy of Doreen L. Wynja

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Otataea acuminata aztecorum

Mexican Weeping Bamboo

Bamboo

Controlled height: 8–10 ft.

Uncontrolled height: (15–20 ft.)

Growth habit: II

Stem diameter: 1 1/2 in.

Hardiness: 22°F (–6°C)

Long, narrow leaves give plants a lacy look. Foliage masses bend nearly to ground. Loose clumper; give it room tospread. Fairly drought-resistant when established. Needs some shade in hottest climates. A dwarf form reaches just 4 ft. high.

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