Sasa veitchii – interesting bamboo!

March 13, 2013

Kuma bamboo grass ( Sasa veitchii) typically grows up to 5 ft. Every spring we use the lawnmower and cut it down to 3 inches or so. The plant responds by re-growing to about a foot during the summer. The dark green fairly large leaves are attractive during the summer. What is stunning however, is what happens during the winter when the edges of the leaves turn straw colored. It runs but this technique seems to stunt the plant so that it has not been overly aggressive. After   30 years the patch has grown from one plant to a 15ft x 25 ft section. Image

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