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Sasa veitchii /Kuma Bamboo Grass

Sasa veitchii  / Sasa veitchii
Ground cover planting of this dwarf bamboo
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Ground cover planting of this dwarf bamboo

Planting adjacent to a stone in the Japanese Garden at the Birmingham Botanical Garden

Trim back old foliage each year to maintain a fresh look to this ground cover

Relatively large area of ground cover where spread is controlled by sidewalk and other hard surfacing

A nice ground cover in combination with large stones

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Scientific Name: Sasa veitchii
Common Name: Kuma Bamboo Grass
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Variegated Plants
Comments: This ground cover is used as a ground cover although plants will grow quite tall if left alone. To keep plants low, clip back growth in late winter every year and the new foliage will be green and fresh looking during the following year. Plants become untidy if not clipped periodically.