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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
Bambusa shibataea 'Kumasaca'
Shibataea are low-growing evergreen bamboos, very slowly spread to form clumps of vegetation with slightly sinuous, slender canes and lance-shaped leaves
S. kumasaca is a dwarf, compact bamboo, forming dense, leafy clumps with pale green canes to 1.5m in height, maturing to dull brown. with dark green leaves to 10cm in length
China & Japan
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect East-facing or North-facing or South-facing or West-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
MoistureMoist but well-drained
pHAcid, Neutral, Alkaline
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moderately fertile, moist but well-drained or damp soil in partial shade, or full sun where soil stays damp in spring and summer. Usually clump-forming but creeping rootstock can become invasive in warm, moist or favourable conditions and need restraining ; see bamboo control and bamboo cultivation
Propagate by young rhizome cuttings and the division of established plants in Spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Architectural Patio & Container Plants
Pruning Remove weak, dead, damaged or spindly stems in spring and thin to show off stems to best effect. Cut out any flowering shoots promptly to discourage more from forming - see bamboo cultivation
Pests Slugs may damage new shoots
Generally disease free
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