Dwarf Fernleaf


Max Ht: 1.5 ft
Min Sun: 1 hr/day
USDA Zone: 6
Hardy Temp: -5
Pleioblastus distichus
That's the fancy scientific name for Dwarf Fernleaf!
Dwarf Fernleaf

Dwarf Fernleaf Bamboo (Pleioblastus distichus) is an exquisite ground cover bamboo, celebrated for its compact and dense foliage. As the shortest variety in our collection, it reaches a maximum height of just 1.5 feet, making it an ideal choice for low-growing landscape applications. Thriving in USDA Zone 6 and hardy to -5°F, Dwarf Fernleaf requires minimal sunlight, just 1 hour daily, to maintain its lush appearance. The plant’s leaves are small, about 1 inch long and ¼ inch wide, arranged in a palm-like cluster that adds a delicate texture and deep green color to garden beds. This bamboo is perfect for those seeking a beautiful, dense ground cover that is both manageable and visually appealing.

Pricing & Availability

Max Ht: 1.5 ft
This is the maximum expected height for Dwarf Fernleaf
Min Sun: 1 hr/day
Minimum daily sun required for Dwarf Fernleaf
USDA Zone: 6
Dwarf Fernleaf thrives in this USDA Hardiness Zone
Hardy Temp: -5
Dwarf Fernleaf can survive in temperatures this low

Quantity Discounts

The following discounts are available for Dwarf Fernleaf.
Size Conditions 50-99 plants 100+ plants
Pick up orders only
15% off
25% off

Hand-Dug For Healthier Plants

At Almaville Bamboo Company, we pride ourselves on our meticulous approach to harvesting bamboo by hand-digging all our plants. Unlike our competitors, who often rely on mechanical equipment, our skilled gardeners use sharp shovels to carefully cut the rhizomes. This precision ensures that the tender buds beneath the surface are preserved, not harmed during extraction. This method is crucial as it maintains the integrity of the root ball, ensuring it remains as healthy as possible. A well-preserved root ball is vital for fostering robust growth and a high yield of baby bamboo shoots once replanted. Our commitment to hand-digging reflects our dedication to providing our customers with the highest quality bamboo plants that are primed for exceptional growth and longevity.

6-Month Healthy Plant Guarantee

the "ABC 6-Month Satisfaction Guarantee"

If It Dies... We'll Replace It

As a small business, we stake our reputation on the quality of every plant that leaves the nursery. That’s why we offer a six month “if it dies… we’ll replace it” guarantee.

See Terms of Service for details

Pick up & Delivery

Local Pickup - Available During Normal Business Hours

Local Pickup

With 1000+ bamboo plants in stock, you're sure to find the ideal bamboo for your project. Bring your truck and/or trailer and our friendly staff will help package and load your plants.

Curbside Delivery

Curbside delivery fee is $3.50/loaded mile ($150 minimum). Plant placement is $50/hour and must be arranged in advance.

On-Site Consultation

Let us handle the details! We'll travel to your location, survey the area, offer specific bamboo species advice, arrange delivery, and connect you with a local installer.

Order & Payment Info

To order, call (615) 907-2571 or send us a message on our Contact page. 

Payment Types Accepted – We accept cash, local check, credit card, or will set up an ACH billing. There is a 3% upcharge for credit card use.

Deposit Required for Large Orders Deposit – Custom dig, contract growing, and orders over 100 plants require a 1/3 nonrefundable deposit (applied to total order).

Taxes – As a certified Tennessee Nursery, we do not collect sales tax on our plants.

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Excellent company, guaranteed products, fantastic personalities, beautiful place to visit, and the most knowledgeable staff I've ever met. Happy they are around!

Nick Gann

Vehicle Loading & Towing Recommendations

To give you an idea of what you can carry, we typically load 25 Adult Screening Plants in a long bed pickup truck or 20 in a 6-1/2′ bed. You can get 80-85 plants on a double axle 16 foot trailer.

You will need a tailgate or ramps or need to build some elevation on the back of your trailer.

If you don’t have a tarp, we can cover the plants for you- we have successfully had plants make it to Colorado, Maryland, Michigan and Florida covered with carpet backing or “Leno.”

If you expect your order to be greater than 20 plants, please call ahead so we can be sure of availability of your particular species. We prefer to stabilize the newly dug plants for 2 weeks.