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Summertown, Tn. 38483-7323   U.S.A

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Sasa tsuboiana – (pronounced Sue-Boy-Anna)
 Six-feet tall in part shade with large dark green leaves.   With adequate water and
cooler nights than we have, it can reach 8 feet tall in full sun.  
Sasa veitchii – a knee-high large-leaf groundcover for bright shade.  Develops a pseudo-
variegation as days shorten in late summer by withdrawing chlorophyll from leaf margins.  
Looks dramatic in snow!  As new green leaves develop in the spring, they tend to overtop
the “variegated” older leaves so that the appearance becomes all green until the fall when
the chameleon performance begins all over again.   Leaf hardy to about zero F.
Close up showing both
old and new leaves.
Sasaella masamuneana – no common name;
 To 6 feet but more often 4ish, shade tolerant but best in full sun as mound or specimen, USDA
Zones 7-9.  There are several variegated cultivars.
 Collected at an old nursery site near Baltimore
with Floyd McClure's daughter's husband, Dick Simon.
At woods edge in bright shade.
Little people feel tall by this Bamboo
Sasaella masamuneana albostriata – no common name
 Like the species but with bright silvery stripes on leaves, USDA Zones 7-9.  Usually about 2-
3 feet.  Makes a
showy and dramatic accent
Sasaella masamuneana aureostriata – no common name
 Similar to above but taller with bright golden stripes which develop on the new leaves as
the warmth of summer progresses.  6 feet tall.
Close up showing the gold stripes
This is one of the Bamboos that EARF  
imported from a collector in Europe
when we had the special USDA permit.
Sasamorpha borealis
 To 6 feet. Evergreen to around -5ºF.  Does well in bright shade.  We collected this one
from the National Arboretum near Washington, D.C.
Semiarundinaria fastuosa -- Red Temple Bamboo;
 Tall (to 40’) slender (to 1 ½ inch), drought tolerant Bamboo with very upright reddish
culms and short branches – makes a stately screen – can be “poodled” as is done in
Japan.  USDA Zones 6b-9.
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