Sasa pygmaeaItem #1145 USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 - 11
Airy, feathery look to low, dense clumps. Perfect for low border or ground cover; nice in rock gardens and used as erosion control. Spreads rapidly with underground stems.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Best with regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Fast grower to 1 ft. tall, aggressive spreader.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:sa-ZA pig-MEE-aPlant type:BambooDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Fast grower to 1 ft. tall, aggressive spreader.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Does not flowerDesign IdeasThis exceptional small and bright bamboo makes an excellent ground cover. It is ideal for Japanese and Asian inspired gardens where bamboo is a staple. Dense growth is capable of crowding out weeds in open spaces beneath trees and shrubs in the tropical landscape too. Valued for its texture in the modern garden where forms can be created with geometric precision by controlling its spread. Though quite effective for erosion control, beware potential for invasiveness where conditions are right.Companion PlantsGroup this bamboo with high contrast Flame Kaffir Lily, (Clivia miniata 'Monya') and Black Magic Elephant Ear, (Colocasia esculenta 'Black Magic'). It's outstanding in an Asian setting with Girard's Hot Shot Azalea, (Azalea x 'Girard's Hot Shot') and Oshio-Beni Japanese Maple, (Acer palmatum 'Oshio-Beni').
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually to shape.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Best with regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory:This genus and that of Sasaella are considered nearly identical botanically and are often interchanged. What all share is a highly invasive fast growing nature. It is native to a very large range of China and eastern Asia.Lore:Most bamboos flower only once in their life span and do so simultaneously the world over.