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Sasa palmata (Broad-leaved bamboo)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
2.5m
Max height
4m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Sasa palmata

Other names

Broad-leaved bamboo

Genus

Sasa Sasa

Species

S. palmata - S. palmata is a fast-growing, but small, bamboo which develops a dense cluster of canes bearing dark, long leaves. The leaf edges often turn pale brown in winter months.


Sasa palmata is: Evergreen

Habit

Arching, Upright

Foliage

Pale-brown in Winter; Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Pruning

Remove dead or damaged stems and thin out to show off stems to best effect.

Propagation methods

Root cuttings, Division


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Where to grow

Sasa palmata (Broad-leaved bamboo) will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 4m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Hedging/Screens, Sub-Tropical, Containers, Roof terrace

Cultivation

Can be invasive. Plant in fertile, humus-rich, and moist but well-drained soil in full sun to deep shade. Do not plant in dry soil in full sun.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Sasa palmata

Other names

Broad-leaved bamboo

Genus

Sasa Sasa

Species

S. palmata - S. palmata is a fast-growing, but small, bamboo which develops a dense cluster of canes bearing dark, long leaves. The leaf edges often turn pale brown in winter months.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Arching, Upright


Colour

Foliage

Pale-brown in Winter; Dark-green in All seasons

General care

Pruning

Remove dead or damaged stems and thin out to show off stems to best effect.

Propagation methods

Root cuttings, Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Sasa palmata (Broad-leaved bamboo) will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 4m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Hedging/Screens, Sub-Tropical, Containers, Roof terrace

Cultivation

Can be invasive. Plant in fertile, humus-rich, and moist but well-drained soil in full sun to deep shade. Do not plant in dry soil in full sun.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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