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Sasa veitchii

Phonetic Spelling
SAH-sah veet-CHEE-eye
Description

Nagasa bamboo is a spreading bamboo that forms clumps of slender canes.  Its leaf margins become light cream color in late fall while the leaf center remains dark green, making this a unique addition to your garden.  It can be displayed as a shrubby type plant or as a groundcover.  Cutting the plants to the ground after its spring flush will give you a beautiful groundcover.  For a taller plant, cut to the ground in the spring before its new growth begins.  

Insects, Diseases and Other Plant Problems:   Its root system can lead to this plant becoming invasive.  

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Nana'
'Nana'
Tags:
#invasive#weedy#bamboo#high maintenance#fast growing#groundcover#cold hardy#sandy soils tolerant#clay soils tolerant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Nana'
'Nana'
Tags:
#invasive#weedy#bamboo#high maintenance#fast growing#groundcover#cold hardy#sandy soils tolerant#clay soils tolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Sasa
    Species:
    veitchii
    Family:
    Poaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Root Cutting
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Sakhalin to Japan
    Dimensions:
    Height: 2 ft. 0 in. - 8 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 8 ft. 0 in. - 13 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ornamental Grasses and Sedges
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Clumping
    Erect
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    High
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    12-24 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Caryopsis
  • Flowers:
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Insignificant
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Cream/Tan
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Grown for foliage
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Rock Wall
    Slope/Bank
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Asian Garden
    Design Feature:
    Barrier
    Border
    Hedge
    Mass Planting
    Screen/Privacy
    Specimen
    Problems:
    Weedy