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Genus species Common Name Max Ht
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Description Synonym Sources Pictures
Data
Clumper/Runner
SasaRunning species, dwarf or up to 6 feet tall, with at most one branch per node. The leaves are usually large.
Sasa
cernua
. 1.98 U U U New Introduction. . Sources Picture
No Data
Runner
Sasa
gracillima
. 0.76 U U U . . Sources No Pics
No Data
Runner
Sasa
hayatae
. 0.30 0.76 -17 2 Shorter, with leaves to 6 ins long rather than 10 ins. Sasa veitchii 'Minor' Sources Picture
No Data
Runner
Sasa
kagamiana
. 1.83 0.76 -17 2 Leaves to a foot long and 21/4 inches wide, 4 to 9 at branch ends. . Sources No Pics
No Data
Runner
Sasa
kagamiana
ssp. Yoshinoi
. 0.61 0.25 -17 2 Dwarf subspecies of the above; leaves 2 or 3 at the ends of culms and branches. . Sources No Pics
No Data
Runner
Sasa
kurilensis
. 3.05 2.03 -17 2 One of the most widely distributed bamboos in Japan. Its native range extends to 50? north on Sakhalin Island, Russia. . Sources Picture
No Data
Runner
Sasa
kurilensis
'Shimofuri'
. 1.83 1.27 -17 2 Same as species, except that the leaves are variegated with many fine white stripes. A very attractive ornamental. . Sources Picture
Data
Runner
Sasa
megalophylla
. 1.83 0.76 -15 2 Leaves up to 10" long. Native to most of Japan, Sakhalin, and the Kuriles. . Sources Picture
No Data
Runner
Sasa
nagimontana
. 0.61 0.51 -20 2 Large dark green leaves. From Mt. Nagi in Japan. Hairy culm sheathes. . Sources Picture
No Data
Runner
Sasa
nipponica
(hort.)
. 0.61 0.25 -13 2 Nodes prominent; large leaves. From Pacific coast of Japan. Low-growing; variegated green/white. . Sources Picture
No Data
Runner
Sasa
oshidensis
. 1.83 0.76 -18 3 A vigorous growing dwarf bamboo that tolerates both cold and heat. . Sources Picture
No Data
Runner
Sasa
palmata
. 2.13 1.27 -15 2 The thick, leathery leaves are up to 15 inches long by 21/2 inches wide. It does well in pots, looks best when grown in the shade. Grows taller in cool climates. . Sources Picture
Data
Runner
Sasa
senanensis
. 2.13 1.27 -18 2 Similar to S. palmata, but leaves hairy below. . Sources Picture
No Data
Runner
Sasa
shimidzuana
. 1.83 0.76 -17 2 Leaves up to 11 inches long and 2 inches wide, the underside covered with soft hairs. AKA S. asahinae Sasa asahinae Sources No Pics
No Data
Runner
Sasa
sp.
. U U U U Many retailers carry an assortment of 'little green runners' of uncertain identification. . Sources No Pics
No Data
Runner
Sasa
tsuboiana
. 1.83 0.76 -15 2 A Japanese bamboo with large, dark green, attractive leaves. . Sources Picture
No Data
Runner
Sasa
veitchii
KUMA-ZASA 1.52 0.76 -15 2 In Winter dark green leaves have very broad white margins. This, along with large leaves on short plants gives a unique, striking appearance. . Sources Picture
No Data
Runner
Sasa
veitchii
'Borealis striata'
. U U -15 U . . Sources Picture
No Data
Runner

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