Shibataea kumasaca /Ruscus Bamboo, Dwarf Bamboo

Shibataea kumasaca   / Shibataea kumasaca
Foliage on small plant
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Foliage on small plant

In a natural setting

A clump growing in a shaded woodland garden

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Scientific Name: Shibataea kumasaca
Common Name: Ruscus Bamboo, Dwarf Bamboo
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Comments: Has dense foliage and an excellent tall groundcover or short hedge. It tends to grow taller in cooler climates providing a 6'-8' screen or hedge, but can be trimmed down to a 6' ground cover. Especially beautiful when trimmed as a short hedge. Even though a running bamboo, it can be kept in a small space making it useful in a garden where space is limited.