Friendly name: Sh. Ruscus Bamboo - Kumasaca

Shibataea kumasaca

Maximum Height: 7'
Maximum Diameter: 0 1/4"
Minimum Temperature: -10° F
Does best in 1/2 day sun.
Spreading: Slow

Shibataea kumasaca

Shibataea kumasaca bamboo has short, broad leaves that give it a unique appearance. The slender, nearly solid culms bear prominent nodes and short slightly zigzag internodes. It prefers acid soil and shows extensive leaf burn if in alkaline environments.

Shibataea kumasaca (Zone 7)
Shibataea kumasaca
Shibataea kumasaca...
First year
Bamboo - Shibataea kumasaca First year growth photo

Second year
Bamboo - Shibataea kumasaca Second year growth photo

Third year
Bamboo - Shibataea kumasaca Third year growth photo

Fourth year
Bamboo - Shibataea kumasaca Fourth year growth photo

Fifth year
Bamboo - Shibataea kumasaca Fifth year growth photo
Shibataea kumasaca

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
Shibataea she-BAT-uh-e-uh    
kumasaca ku-ma-SA-kuh    

Shibataea kumasaca
Edible shoots Too small Hedge Excellent
House 4 hours min. sun Wood quality Thin wall
Container Good Crafts No
Screen High branching Ornamental Excellent
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