A standard in Japanese style gardens, Sasa veitchii makes a superb screen, or if maintained low, a beatufull groundcover. In the spring and summer, the new leaves are a beautifull shade of green, however, this plants crowning glory, and the reason for its popularity come with winter- as the weather cools, the edges of the leaf die and bleach white, giving the plant a variegated effect. the result is spectacular when the rest of the garden has slowed down and begins to look dreary.
Care requirements for Sasa veitchii
Light- Shade to part sun
Water- Moderate water requirement, low once established
Temperature- down to 0F
Size- Can reach 10' tall in ideal conditions. canes can be up to 1/2" diameter, but are hidden by the folliage
Running Bamboo- use containment methods to controll growth as needed- Rhizome Pruning Methods
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