- Height: 3 - 5 feet (0.9m - 1.5m)
- Max. Diameter: 1/4" (0.6cm)
- Hardiness: -15°C (0°F)
- USDA Zone: 7a
- Light: Partial Shade
The Sasa genus of bamboos are known for it's cold hardiness and shrub like characteristic. Sasa is most commonly recognized by its large leaves,short stature & dense foliage. Sasa is derived from the Chinese name "Hsai-zhu", which translated means "small bamboo". Native to northern regions of Asia, the Sasa genus are the northermost, naturally distributed bamboo.
Sasa veitchii is a highly ornamental cultivar most notable for its stunning winter colour & pattern. New leaves emerge solid green. In fall, the margins of the leaves wither and develop a bright white outline around the leaf edges, giving a variegated look. With this repeated pattern on all its large leaves, Sasa Veitchii boasts a beauty like no other bamboo.
Due to its aggressive root system, Sasa veitchii is best used as a ground cover bamboo for a large growing area. It's unique root system also makes it useful for stabilizing banks or eroded areas. Can also be very ornamental & attractive in very large pots.
New leaf growth of Sasa veitchii emerge green.
Beautiful fall & winter colours of Sasa veitchii.
Closup of the withering of leaf margins.
Potted Sasa veitchii.