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Sasa veitchii “Kuma-zasa” – SAV




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Attractive, dark green leaves which, toward winter, develop a bold, quasi-variegated effect. The leaf edges actually die back to form a decorative, tan/cream white margin. New growth during spring and summer restores the planting to a solid green appearance. Leaves can be up to 10″ long. Likes shade and moisture, grows 3′ to 5′ tall, and is hardy to -10 degrees. Leaves are dried and used for tea in China and Japan (source.)

Fun Fact: Kuma in Japanese commonly means “bear,” but in this instance the sound uses a different character, and Kuma-zasa means “edge bamboo” referring to the light edged leaves. (Thanks to Professor Chris Burgess for this interesting language fact; read his original article here.)

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