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Sasa veitchii
(Kumazasa Bamboo)


Botanical Name:
Sasa veitchii

Common Name:
Kumazasa Bamboo

Plant Hardiness: Zone 5

Flower: N/A

Bloom Time: N/A

Foliage: Green throughout the summer. In fall the edge of the leaf dies and turns a creamy tan.

Fruit: N/A

Habit: Low growing running bamboo. Will spread by underground stems unless contained by a barrier.

Size: 2 to 3 feet tall and will spread to over 30 feet.

Sun Exposure: Shade but can tolerate some sun.

Native Habitat: Japan

Other Features: To prohibit this plant from spreading use a 30 mil plastic barrier in a trench at least two feet deep.

Description: A wonderful and fascinating ground cover for a shady spot, this species produces a good green ground cover throughout the summer. However, in the fall the leaf margins of the leaves die and turn a creamy tan giving a very showy variegated effect throughout the fall and winter. This is one of the most popular dwarf, or ground cover-type, bamboos sold. It is best mowed in the spring, but if not, the new green leaves will rapidly overcome the old ones.



 
   

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