Bambusa Shibataea Kumasaca (Sasa Ruscifolia / Kumasaca, Ruscus-leaved Bamboo)
With a look that’s different to traditional bamboo plants, it creates verdant green hedges of medium-height.
Ruscus-Leaved Bamboo is distinctive because of its foliage, which is uniquely shaped, compared to other bamboo plants. It is a clump-forming bush that produces numerous clusters of lance-shaped leaves at the end of its slender arching canes. Ruscus-Leaved Bamboo is a good choice for smaller gardens, as its compact growth habit makes it easy to manage and keep in line, it’s also hardier than other bamboos.
Bamboo is one of the world’s fastest growing plant-types. Traditionally from Asia, its hardiness means it can actually be grown very easily in Britain – visitors to your garden will be surprised and impressed to see it there. As a forest plant, it appreciates a steady supply of moisture and compost. And as an enthusiastic grower, you should give Bamboo room to expand, we suggest placing infant plants about 100cm apart.
Latin Name: Bambusa Shibataea Kumasaca
English Name: Ruscus-Leaved Bamboo, Ruscusleafed Bamboo, Kumasaca Bamboo, Sasa Ruscifolia
Foliage Type: Evergreen
Flowering Period: n/a
Suggested Location: Outdoor.
Suggested Soil Type: Moist and Well-Drained. Clay. Loam.
Suggested Exposure to Sunlight: Full Sunlight or Partial Shade.
Suggested Exposure to Weather: Sheltered or Exposed.
Hardiness Rating: High (H6)
Lowest Temperature Tolerance: -20 °C to -15 °C (-4 °F to 5 °F)
Suggested Uses: Containers. Ground Cover. Hedging. Privacy Screen.
Maintenance: Use hard underground barriers to control root growth. Cut back dead, damaged and old canes in early spring to thin-out the clumps (if desired). Protect against slugs.
Growth Habit: Bushy/Shrub.
Growth Speed: Slow (15cm to 30cm per year)
Starting Height: 30cm to 50cm (1.0 ft to 1.6 ft)
Final Height: 125cm (4.1 ft)
Starting Sideways Spread: 20cm to 40cm (0.7 ft to 1.3 ft)
Final Sideways Spread: 125cm (4.1 ft)
Pot Included: 5 Litre Plastic Pot to 7 Litre Plastic Pot
Height including Pot: 48cm to 70cm (1.6 ft to 2.3 ft)
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