BAMBOO Shibataea kumasaca

Dwarf and compact in habit this bamboo has distinct zig-zag canes and make excellent ground-cover growing eventually only to 3-4 feet
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Long-stalked, taper-pointed, dark-green leaves 5-11cm (2-4½in) long.
  • Height
    0.6-1.5m (2-5ft)
  • Spread
    60cm (24in)
  • Bamboo
    Clump-forming bamboo with short-jointed, greenish-brown canes. New shoots appear early in spring.
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
    Where soil remains damp.
  • Partial shade

BAMBOO Shibataea kumasaca



  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Syn. Sasa ruscifolia
    Place of origin
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Patio / pot plants
    Town garden
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    (see photos above)
  • Seasonal Interest
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Wildlife
    Rabbit Resistant
0.6-1.5m (2-5ft)
bamboo - guide for size not form Watering Can
  60cm (24in)

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