Shibataea kumasasa

Shibataea kumasasa

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Shibataea kumasasa prefers light or half shade and forms short domes of foiliage to a height of 1m. Great for the edge of a shady border or for a pot.

What you will recieve

The bamboo will arrive in a 3ltr pot and stand 1/2ft tall with 5-6 culms.

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

Angustissima is best grown in semi shade and a sheltered position out of cold winds if growing in a sunny site try and give it afternoon shade.


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

Container growing

As angustissima is a clump forming bamboo it is suited to growing in a pot use a good loam based compost and dont let it dry out feed regularly.

Height and Spead

This Bamboo can reach 20ft/6m in height it is clump forming and should spread about 1m in ten years.