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Sasa veitchii (Dwarf Sasa)

Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Grass, Evergreen, Ground cover
Form Spreading arching, Architectural Form
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours Variegated green-white Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Frost hardy, Drought Tolerant
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Sasa veitchii Description

Sasa develops a distinctive cream outer edge to the leaf, a feature which remains throughout the winter. This interesting leaf colouring coupled with the controlled spreading habit of the plant are Sasas USP; forming into a shimmering carpet of hip high foliage Sasa is a low fuss high impact foliage plant that provides impact throughout the year.


Sasa veitchii - Cultivation Notes

Sasa is a low growing member of the Bamboo family that is often planted in groups as ground cover among dappled shade; it is especially useful stabilizing banks and planting in tough spots. It is a compact evergreen that grows to 1- 1.5 metres tall, but its roots will rapidly spread if not contained. It prefers part sun to full shade and will grow on any well drained fertile soil other than chalk.


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Sasa veitchii:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Ornamental winter bark / tracery
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Provides valuable winter interest
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Suitable for planting in full shade

Weaknesses of Sasa veitchii

  • Will not tolerate exposed, cold or hot and sunny locations
  • Does not produce showy attractive flowers

Design & Plant Use for Sasa veitchii:

  • Evergreen plant with attractive foliage for winter interest
  • Evergreen shrub suitable for planting in a shady location
  • Ornamental grass for summer long foliage interest
  • Ideal for naturalistic woodland planting

View all the plants listed in Genus Sasa

View other types of ground cover plants with variegated green-white foliage


Common Missspellings: Sassa, Sasser, Saasa, Saser, Sasar, Sisa, Sosa

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