Geographic Origin: Originates from Japan, found all over the large mountainous Island of Honshu.
Adult size: 0.8 to 1.5 m. in height.
Cane diameter: 0,4 to 0,8 cm.
Type of soil: Moist and deep. Does not like excessive chalk.
Exposure: Shade or partial shade.
Root development: Runner root system (spreading variety).
Characteristics and uses:
This bamboo has slender light violet canes; they have sheaths that are covered in long thick hairs. The leaves are dark green in colour and between 20 to 25 cm long and 5 cm wide. In winter the outer edges of the leaves turn a creamy white.
This bamboo is best shown off when it is planted in groups. We would recommend growing it as a single specimen, in a border, or as part of a group. It grows well on embankments or under trees.
It also known under the name of : Sasa albo-marginata, or the Japanese name of: “kumazasa”.
Sasa bamboo can also be used around a swimming pool
Shrubs and trees around a swimming pool By Jean-Michel Groult.