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PlantFiles: Kuma Zasa Bamboo
Sasa veitchii

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Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Sasa (SAS-uh) (Info)
Species: veitchii (VEET-chee-eye) (Info)

4 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo

Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral 1potato2 On Oct 3, 2013, 1potato2 from Opal Cliffs, CA wrote:

We have this plant or a relative of it along our hot, sunny driveway. Maybe because of that, it is not thriving and is always mostly brown and dry, with a few straggly green leaves. I am planning to move it to our back yard where it will get more shade. However, I am wondering what to do about all the brown stalks. Is this similar to prairie grass, which needs to be cut down close to the ground every year? Or should I do this just once to allow the sasa to rejuvenate itself? Or should I just try to individually cut off the dead looking stalks? Anybody have any experience/knowledge?

Neutral Baa On Oct 10, 2001, Baa wrote:

Syn: Sasa albomarginata

Medium sized Bamboo from Japan.

Has broad, oblong/lance shaped, dark green, glossy leaves upto 10 inch long, which wither at the edges in Autumn.

Likes a moist, well drained, rich soil in sun or shade but will tolerate deep shade.

Like many Bamboos this will spread as far as possibly so restrict the roots to keep it neat.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Santa Cruz, California
Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Portland, Oregon
American Fork, Utah



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