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Sasa palmata


Order: Cyperales
   Family: Poaceae
            Genus: Sasa
                        Specie: Sasa palmata

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 7 ft (2 m)

Cultivation: Moist, humus-rich, well-drained soil in part-shade

Features: Stems streaked with purple; shiny green leaves

Uses: Screen Containers

Zones: 7?11

Description: This extremely vigorous spreading species is native to Japan. It grows to about 7 ft (2 m) high and the stems are often streaked with purple. The long tapering leaves remain a pleasing bright shiny green all year round and have a yellow midrib. Zones 7?11

Growth Habit: Spreading from rhizomes

Comments: Plants spread rapidly and can escape cultivation

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