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Bamboo

Sasa palmata

Also known as

Broad-Leaved Bamboo, Broadleaf Bamboo

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2.5m

Max

4m

1.5m

Min

2.5m

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

Bamboo Overview

This is a spreading evergreen bamboo which will grow about 1.8m with an indefinite spread. The flowers are insignificant but the wide, rich green leaves make it an excellent foliage plant.

Common problems with Bamboo

How to propagate Bamboo

Seed

Seed in spring or autumn.

Division

By division in autumn; however forms should be propagated by division only.

Special features of Bamboo

Hedge plant

Other uses of Bamboo

Hedging as well as for ornamentation. The woody stems can have many uses. Suitable for coastal conditions.