Sasa tsuboiana is a low growing, evergreen bamboo, ideal for low hedges or a Japanese-styled garden. It can be used as a groundcover, also or for woodland planting.
The dense foliage of the Japanese bamboo creates almost a solid mass of large elongated leaves.
Sasa tsuboiana bamboo is a species of bamboo native to Japan.
The genus Sasa is a mixed bag. Some species are amongst the finest tropical-looking foliage plants you can grow yet others rank amongst the most pernicious weeds it is possible to introduce into the garden. Technically a spreading bamboo, Sasa tsuboiana is one of the very well behaved bamboos, spreading at a lower pace than other bamboos.
The specific epithet “tsuboiana” refers to the famous Japanese botanist Isuke Tsuboi.
Care & Size Guidance
Sasa tsuboiana is a low maintenance plant,
Slow to establish, they lull the grower into a false sense of security, all the while making impenetrable bunkers underground.
So, with that warning in mind Sasa tsuboiana is one of the more user-friendly of the tribe being only moderately spreading.
Large 25cm glossy leaves, held erect on tough pencil think culms, make wonderfully luxuriant ground cover in a woodland setting or tropical border.