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Scientific Name: Shibataea kumasasa
Pronunciation: she-BAT-ee-a koo-muh-SAS-uh
Common Name: zig-zag bamboo, ruscus-leaved bamboo
Family Name: Poaceae
Plant Type: Bamboo, Poales (grass-like)
Key ID Features: Clump forming bamboo, <1.5 m height; stems red tinged; leaves elliptic, light green/white tips, up to 10 cm long.
Course(s): HORT 2355

Habit: Dense, Twiggy, Upright
Form: Round
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:1.3 - 2.0m
Spread:0.6 - 1.0m
Growth Rate:Moderate
Origin: S.E. Asia / Japan / China
Hardiness Rating: Zone 6: (-23 to -18 C)
Exposure: Filtered shade, Full sun only if soil kept moist, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Humus rich, Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Container planting, Filler, Ground cover, Group or mass planting, Mixed shrub border, Specimen plant, Wetland - bogs
Additional Info: Google
zig-zag bamboo, ruscus-leaved bamboo
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Lobed
Arrangement: Whorled
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces: Glabrous
Colour in Fall: Green-yellow
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Elliptic
Apices: Acute
Bases: Cuneate
Margins: Entire

Inflorescence Type: Spikelet
Flower Morphology:
Colour (petals):
Flower Time at Peak:
Additional Info: Rarely flowers locally
Fruit Type: Grain (caryopsis)
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time:
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant
Bark Morphology: Showy, Smooth, Multi-stem trunk
Bark or Stem Colour: Green
Organ Modifications: Fleshy monocot roots, Rhizomes, Stipule, leafy

Propagation: Division - below ground parts
Plant Care:
Pest Susceptibility: Fungal leaf spot, Mites, Rust, Slugs or snails, ( Deer resistant )
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