Sasaella
Sasaella masamuneana 'Albostriata'

Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Sasaella (sa-sa-EL-la) (Info)
Species: masamuneana (mas-a-mun-ee-AY-na) (Info)
Cultivar: Albostriata

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 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

Variegated

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:

Hulbert, Oklahoma

American Fork, Utah

Gardeners' Notes:

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On May 31, 2009, WUVIE from Hulbert, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Purchased a five gallon pot of Albostriata May 30, 2009. At present it is still in the pot. The previous owner suggested leaving new bamboo in the pot for at least a month. When purchasing new bamboo, you want (yes, want) rootbound plants. They will take off much better when transplanted, as they have more energy from the established roots.

We'll see how things go and provide updates.

Update: It is now June 8, 2011. The Albostriata has spread nicely, even though it did not receive much watering. A good bed of sawdust mulch helped to keep it moist and content. The spread has grown from a small patch to the right and left about six feet. Lovely, and SO easy to keep in check.