Broadleaf Bamboo, Palmata Bamboo
Sasa palmata

Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Sasa (SAS-uh) (Info)
Species: palmata (pahl-MAY-tuh) (Info)

Category:

Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

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

Regional

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

Vista, California

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Bucyrus, Ohio

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 7, 2012, joegee from Bucyrus, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

I purchased this plant last year at a nearby Amish nursery. It had been overwintered during a particularly harsh winter in a three gallon pot. I planted it in a shady, rather dry part of my garden, kept it watered, and watched it carefully.

Over last winter, which was unusually mild, I protected it by "mulching" it with a pyramid made of plastic garbage bags filled with leaves.

This season it is sending shoots out of established stalks, and appears none the worse for the wear. Even if it is marginally hardy for my zone, which I am not certain it is, its lush, broad palmate leaf structure looks attractive in my garden. I consider it to be a keeper, worth whatever effort I might have to put into it.