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Sasa tsuboiana (Japanese bamboo)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.5m
Max height
1.5m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Sasa tsuboiana

Other names

Japanese bamboo

Genus

Sasa Sasa

Species

S. tsuboiana - S. tsuboiana is a small, bamboo which develops a dense cluster of canes bearing dark green, long leaves. Compact and dense foliage makes it suitable for a hedge.


Sasa tsuboiana is: Evergreen

Habit

Arching, Upright

Foliage

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

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Pruning

A beautiful variety that should be trimmed annually to maintain its compact growth habit.

Propagation methods

Root cuttings, Division


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Where to grow

Sasa tsuboiana (Japanese bamboo) will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1.5m 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. Do not plant in dry soil in full sun. Bleaches in winter and does best in areas that get some afternoon shade.

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 tsuboiana

Other names

Japanese bamboo

Genus

Sasa Sasa

Species

S. tsuboiana - S. tsuboiana is a small, bamboo which develops a dense cluster of canes bearing dark green, long leaves. Compact and dense foliage makes it suitable for a hedge.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Arching, Upright


Colour

Foliage

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

General care

Pruning

A beautiful variety that should be trimmed annually to maintain its compact growth habit.

Propagation methods

Root cuttings, Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Sasa tsuboiana (Japanese bamboo) will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1.5m 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. Do not plant in dry soil in full sun. Bleaches in winter and does best in areas that get some afternoon shade.

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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My Sasa bamboo is in a pot in quite an exposed position (haven't built the fence yet!) and it has been very windy these past few days. I'm concerned that its leaves are curling. What does it need? read more

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