Sasa pygmaeaItem #1145 USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 - 11
An airy, feathery look on low, dense clumps that creates a lovely texture in rock gardens. Perfect for a low border, groundcover, or for use as erosion control. Spreads rapidly with underground stems; provide barriers to control spread. Evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Quickly reaches 12 in. tall; an aggressive spreader.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:sa-ZA pig-MEE-aPlant type:BambooDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Quickly reaches 12 in. tall; an aggressive spreader.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Prized for foliage.Design 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 PlantsJapanese Maple (Acer); Azalea (Azalea); Lily of the Valley (Pieris); Peony (Paeonia); Pachysandra (Pachysandra)
- CareCare InformationThrives in fertile, well-drained soil with consistent moisture. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Contain with a root barrier or non-perforated pot with lip above soil level. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new spring growth. Prune only as needed to shape.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - 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.