Broad-leaved bamboo

Sasa palmata | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

If coming up with garden ideas is leaving you feeling a bit bamboozled then sasa palmate or broad-leaved bamboo can go a long way to helping form a clear and enticing garden design. This is a small bamboo with upright stems and oval-shaped leaves. A plant that is easy to grow. It accommodates most kinds of soils as long as they are fertile with good drainage and are kept moist. For extra plant care you can enrich the soil with humus. Broad-leaved bamboo will grow in full sun, partial shade or fully shaded areas and looks very good in a woodland garden setting. This bamboo is a pretty choice if you’re searching for hedging plants and it is an effective and eye-catching groundcover plant as well.

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Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 2 - 3
Spread [m]
  • 4
Dominant flower colour
  • Inconspicuous or absent
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Foliage in winter
  • Brown or bronze
Propagation methods
  • division
  • root cuttings
Growth habit
  • Arching
  • Upright
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z7-11
Heat zone
  • H12-7
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -18 - 4
Heat days
  • 60 - 210
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • sandy
  • Clay
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Full shade
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Standard category
  • Grasses, ferns & bamboo
  • Bamboos
Grown for
  • Ornamental Foliage
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • For Beginners
  • We love the dark
  • Bonsai
  • Neighbour repellant
  • For every season
Garden type
  • Containers
  • City
Garden spaces
  • Shade
  • Ground cover
  • Hedges and screens
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • up to 20 years