Friendly name: Sasa Palmata

Sasa palmata

Maximum Height: 7'
Maximum Diameter: 1/2"
Minimum Temperature: -5° F
Does best in 1/4 day sun.
Spreading: Aggressive

Sasa palmata

Has thick, leathery leaves that are up to 15 inches long by 2 1/2 inches wide. Grows taller in cooler climates. It does well in pots and containers and as a houseplant. Looks best when grown in shade.

Sasa palmata (Zone 7)
Sasa palmata
Sasa palmata...
First year
Bamboo - Sasa palmata First year growth photo

Second year
Bamboo - Sasa palmata Second year growth photo

Third year
Bamboo - Sasa palmata Third year growth photo

Fourth year
Bamboo - Sasa palmata Fourth year growth photo

Fifth year
Bamboo - Sasa palmata Fifth year growth photo
Sasa palmata

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 
palmata pahl-MAH-tuh palm-AH-tuh  Shaped like the palm of the hand 

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