Friendly name: Sasa Kuma Zasa

Sasa veitchii
"Kuma Zasa"

Maximum Height: 5'
Maximum Diameter: 1/4"
Minimum Temperature: -3° F
Does best in 1/4 day sun.
Spreading: Aggressive

Sasa veitchii Kuma Zasa

The edges of its dark green leaves turn a creamy white in late fall or early winter, making this a very attractive bamboo. Leaves are up to 10 inches long by 2 1/4 inches wide. Mature culms are purplish green to purple.

Sasa veitchii Kuma Zasa (Zone 7)
Sasa veitchii Kuma Zasa
Sasa veitchii Kuma Zasa...
First year
Bamboo - Sasa veitchii Kuma Zasa First year growth photo

Second year
Bamboo - Sasa veitchii Kuma Zasa Second year growth photo

Third year
Bamboo - Sasa veitchii Kuma Zasa Third year growth photo

Fourth year
Bamboo - Sasa veitchii Kuma Zasa Fourth year growth photo

Fifth year
Bamboo - Sasa veitchii Kuma Zasa Fifth year growth photo
Sasa veitchii Kuma Zasa

Botanical Latin is essentially a written language .... How they are pronounced really matters little provided they sound pleasant and are understood by all concerned...
W.T. Stearn an authority on Botanical Latin

Name Botanical Alternate Meaning
Sasa SAS-uh   Sasa is from the Japanese name for this bamboo species 
veitchii VEET-chee-eye   Named for James Veitch, 19th century botanist and owner of a famous Chelsea, England nursery 
Kuma Zasa KU-ma ZA-suh    

Sasa veitchii Kuma Zasa
Edible shoots Too small Hedge Good
House 4 hours min. sun Wood quality Too small
Container Good Crafts Good
Screen Too short Ornamental Excellent
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