Sasa veitchii

Sasa veitchii

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Sasa veitchii


Sasa veitchii is a running bamboo it is short only growing to 1m in height with large leaves that wither around the edge in winter to give a most appealing faux-variegated effect. Very useful as ground cover esspacally if you trying to retain a bank or makes a great pot plant.

What you will recieve

The bamboo will arrive in a 4ltr pot and stand 1ft tall.

Planting and Care

Plant with the addition of some organic matter and water in well do not let the plant dry out in the first six months its in the ground after this it should look after its self. The best food a bamboo can have is its own dead leaves and culm sheaths so leave them to mulch the base of the plant.

Planting position

Sasa veitchii will grow in sun or shade because of its invasive habit it is very useful for stabilizing banks and eroded areas. Makes an attractive bamboo for very large pots,barrels and troughs.


Any reasonable soil is ok add organic matter to help the bamboo establish.

Container growing

Sasa veitchii is well suited to growing in containers use a good soil based compost do not let it dry out and feed regularly.

Height and Spead

Sasa veitchii can reach 1-1.5m/3-5ft in height and spread 1-4m in 10 years.