Broad-leaved bamboo

Sasa palmata

Broad-leaved bamboo - Sasa palmata

Common Name: Broad-leaved bamboo
Genus: Sasa
Species: palmata

Category: Groundcover Plants
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Suitable for ground cover, Has interesting foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 2.00 m (200 cm)
Sun/Shade: Any sun level or shadeSpread: 6.00 m (600 cm)

Foliage Type: Evergreen
Foliage Colour: Green

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Clay/Heavy or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

  • Canes: green

A vigorous medium-sized bamboo with green canes and mid-green leaves. This robust bamboo is best used as groundcover and for clipping into low moulds. It should only be introduced if you are prepared to keep it under control since it can be extremely invasive and hard to eradicate once established.

  • Garden care: Plant in a large container or surround the roots with a non-perishable barrier that restricts the plant's spread. .