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Sasa Veitchii - Dwarf Sasa

Sasa Veitchii - Dwarf Sasa

Type Shrub, Grass, Ground cover, Container-friendly, Evergreen
Size Medium Border (50-100cm height)
Form Spreading arching
Colours Variegated green-white Foliage
Care Some maintenance required
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Fast growing

Sasa develops a distinctive cream outer edge to the leaf, a feature which remains throughout the winter. This interesting leaf colouring coupled with the controlled spreading habit of the plant are Sasas USP; forming into a shimmering carpet of hip high foliage Sasa is a low fuss high impact foliage plant that provides impact throughout the year.

Cultivation tips: Sasa is a low growing member of the Bamboo family that is often planted in groups as ground cover among dappled shade; it is especially useful stabilizing banks and planting in tough spots. It is a compact evergreen that grows to 1- 1.5 metres tall, but its roots will rapidly spread if not contained. It prefers part sun to full shade and will grow on any well drained fertile soil other than chalk.
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