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Sasaella

A genus of running bamboos similar to Sasa except with straight culms and smaller leaves. They usually have one branch per node and they shoot in the spring.
Sasaella masamuneana
Sasaella masamuneana 'Albostriata'
Species descriptions/photos:  Sasaella masamuneana, Sasaella m. 'Rhycantha,' Sasaella m. 'Albostriata' Bamboo species descriptions  Sasaella  bitchuensis  masamuneana  Rhycantha  albostriata  Sam Bamboo

Sasaella masamuneana click for photo of Sasaella masamuneana

(SBMA) Ground cover bamboo with dark green foliage that grows to 14" in the shade and 4' in full sun. Hardy to 0 degrees. For best results, mow in late winter or early spring. Plants will leaf out again within a month or two.
Species descriptions/photos:  Sasaella masamuneana, Sasaella m. 'Rhycantha,' Sasaella m. 'Albostriata' Bamboo species descriptions  Sasaella  bitchuensis  masamuneana  Rhycantha  albostriata  Sam Bamboo

Sasaella masamuneana 'Albostriata'

(SBMS) Also known as "Sam Bamboo." A very attractive ground cover with upright foliage, remaining fresh looking throughout the year. Shiney dark green leaves have a sprinkling of bright yellow and cream stripes. It commonly grows 3-6' tall and is hardy to -10 degrees. Half-day of morning or afternoon sun. Overwinters well without pruning.

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