Ruscus bamboo is a beautiful shorter species of bamboo with eye-catching leaves. The leaves of this bamboo are short, but wide with a stunning dark green color that makes this plant very unique. Its slender culms also give it an elegant appearance. This plant thrives in acidic soil and can be planted under or around pine trees. It is a slow-spreader and is easy to control.
Ruscus bamboo is perfect for taller groundcover or a short hedge, and it also makes for an excellent privacy screen or ornamental plant. This dwarf bamboo has traditionally been a popular choice for restaurants seeking a special, exotic look for their decor. It is a very hardy species that is particularly resistant to bamboo mites.