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Sasa masamuneana

 
Sasa masamuneana
white-striped dwarf bamboo
Synonym(s) Sasaella masamuneana f. albostriata
Common name white-striped dwarf bamboo
Family poaceae
Life cycle perennial
Size see below
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil

We picked this up as an unlabeled plant at a discount nursery. Through internet forums, I tentatively identified it as sasaella; everything matches, except the height - the sasaella is supposed to grow to 5', while ours doesn't get taller than about 1 foot. It starts out with a lot of the creamy color (left photo taken in May), and gets more of the green as the season wears on (right photo in August).

Sasa masamuneana
white-striped dwarf bamboo
Evergreen - still looking fresh in January

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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