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Useful Temperate Plants

Sasaella ramosa

(Makino.)Makino.

Poaceae


This species might be of hybrid origin - Sasa nipponica × Pleioblastus argenteostriatus.

+ Synonyms

× Sasinaria ramosa (Makino) Demoly

× Sasinaria suwekoana (Makino) Demoly

Arundinaria agrestis (Makino) Nakai

Arundinaria chikatsuafumiana Koidz.

Arundinaria confusa Nakai

Arundinaria decipiens Nakai

Arundinaria dimorpha Hack. ex Nakai

Arundinaria distichophylla (Koidz.) Koidz.

Arundinaria exsaniosa Koidz.

Arundinaria incantans Koidz.

Arundinaria kisoensis Koidz.

Arundinaria komiyamana (Makino & Hisauchi) Nakai

Arundinaria kunimiana Koidz.

Arundinaria matsushimensis (Makino) Makino

Arundinaria musashiensis Nakai

Arundinaria nakashimana Koidz.

Arundinaria nikkoensis Nakai

Arundinaria okadana (Makino) Nakai

Arundinaria otayana Koidz.

Arundinaria pubescens Nakai

Arundinaria ramosa Makino

Arundinaria sakaii Nakai

Arundinaria sugimotoi Nakai

Arundinaria suwekoana (Makino) Nakai

Arundinaria tomikusensis Nakai

Arundinaria toyomurensis Nakai

Arundinaria trichophila Koidz.

Arundinaria tsukubensis Koidz.

Arundinaria tsurumatiana Koidz.

Arundinaria vagans Gamble

Arundinaria velutina Nakai

Arundinaria viridistriata agrestis Makino

Arundinaria viridistriata vagans (Gamble) Nakai

Arundinaria yonoskei Nakai

Bambusa pygmaea Mitford

Bambusa ramosa (Makino) Makino

Nipponobambusa komiyamana (Makino & Hisauchi) Muroi

Pleioblastus viridistriatus agrestis Makino

Pleioblastus viridistriatus vagans (Gamble) Muroi

Pleioblastus viridistriatus vagans (Gamble) Nakai ex Rehder

Sasa agrestis (Makino) Makino

Sasa hannoensis Makino

Sasa komiyamana Makino & Hisauchi

Sasa matsushimensis Makino

Sasa okadana Makino

Sasa ramosa (Makino) Makino & Shibata

Sasa saitoana Koidz.

Sasa sasselloides Makino & Uchida

Sasa suwekoana Makino

Sasa vagans D.C.McClint.

Sasaella agrestis (Makino) Makino

Sasaella benten Makino & Nakai

Sasaella chikatsuafumiana (Koidz.) Koidz.

Sasaella confusa (Nakai) Honda

Sasaella decipiens (Nakai) Honda

Sasaella dimorpha (Hack. ex Nakai) Koidz.

Sasaella distichophylla Koidz.

Sasaella exsaniosa (Koidz.) Koidz.

Sasaella hannoensis (Makino) Makino

Sasaella incantans (Koidz.) Koidz.

Sasaella kisoensis Koidz.

Sasaella komiyamana (Makino & Hisauchi) Makino

Sasaella kunimiana Koidz.

Sasaella marunoi Hatus.

Sasaella matsushimensis (Makino) Makino

Sasaella musashiensis Makino & Nakai

Sasaella nakashimana (Koidz.) Koidz.

Sasaella nikkoensis Makino & Nakai

Sasaella okadana (Makino) Makino

Sasaella otayana (Koidz.) Koidz.

Sasaella sakaii (Nakai) Koidz.

Sasaella sasaelloides (Makino & Uchida) Koidz.

Sasaella sawadae aobayamana Sad.Suzuki

Sasaella sugimotoi (Nakai) Koidz.

Sasaella suwekoana (Makino) Makino

Sasaella tomikusensis (Nakai) Koidz.

Sasaella toyomurensis (Nakai) Koidz.

Sasaella trichophila (Koidz.) Koidz.

Sasaella tsukubensis (Koidz.) Koidz.

Sasaella tsurumatiana (Koidz.) Koidz.

Sasaella velutina Makino & Nakai

Sasaella viridistriata vagans (Gamble) Nakai

Sasaella yonoskei (Nakai) Koidz.

Common Name: Azuma-Zasa

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General Information

Sasaella ramosa is an evergreen bamboo that can grow 100 - 200cm tall; the erect, woody culms are around 4 - 9mm in diameter with thin-walled internodes[
58
Title
Flora of Japan. (English translation)
Publication
 
Author
Ohwi. G.
Publisher
Smithsonian Institution
Year
1965
ISBN
-
Description
The standard work. Brilliant, but not for the casual reader.
]. The rhizomes are elongated, the plant having a running habit that can produce new canes some distance from the main clump. It quickly forms an open thicket of slender, erect culms topped by a loose canopy of large, spreading leaves[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
]
The plant can be used in soil stabilization projects.
The plant has a very vigorous rootstock, the plant can be very invasive and can get out of control[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

58
Title
Flora of Japan. (English translation)
Publication
 
Author
Ohwi. G.
Publisher
Smithsonian Institution
Year
1965
ISBN
-
Description
The standard work. Brilliant, but not for the casual reader.
,
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.

Range

E. Asia - Japan.

Habitat

Woodlands and damp hollows[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
].

Properties

Weed PotentialYes
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Bamboo
Height1.00 m
Growth RateFast
PollinatorsWind
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Sasaella ramosa is a very hardy bamboo, tolerating temperatures down to -22°c.
Prefers a position in partial shade, growing best in a good humus rich loam with ample moisture in the growing season[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
]. It grows well in thin woodland[
11
Title
Trees and Shrubs Hardy in Great Britain. Vol 1 - 4 and Supplement.
Publication
 
Author
Bean. W.
Publisher
Murray
Year
1981
ISBN
-
Description
A classic with a wealth of information on the plants, but poor on pictures.
].
The leaf margins are damaged by even light frosts, this gives a distinctive white margin to the leaves but does not otherwise damage the plant[
195
Title
The Book of Bamboo
Publication
 
Author
Farrelly. D.
Publisher
Sierra Club.
Year
1984
ISBN
0-87156-825-X
Description
Very readable, giving lots of information on the uses of bamboos, both temperate and tropical.
].
This species is notably resistant to honey fungus[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
].
Bamboos have an interesting method of growth. Each plant produces a number of new stems annually - these stems grow to their maximum height in their first year of growth, subsequent growth in the stem being limited to the production of new side branches and leaves.
Bamboos in general are usually monocarpic, living for many years before flowering, then flowering and seeding profusely for a period of 1 - 3 years before usually dying. This pattern can vary - sometimes flowering is sporadic, with plants flowering annually and not dying; at other times it is gregarious with all the plants in a specific species coming into flower at the same time.

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Agroforestry Uses:

The plants are very invasive and the extensive root system makes them very useful for soil stabilization on steep slopes[
195
Title
The Book of Bamboo
Publication
 
Author
Farrelly. D.
Publisher
Sierra Club.
Year
1984
ISBN
0-87156-825-X
Description
Very readable, giving lots of information on the uses of bamboos, both temperate and tropical.
]. Because of the plants propensity to escape from cultivation and become invasive, it should only be used for this purpose within its native range[
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed - if possible, surface sow the seed as soon as it is ripe in a greenhouse at about 20°c. Stored seed is best sown as soon as it is received. Do not allow the compost to dry out. Germination usually takes place fairly quickly so long as the seed is of good quality, though it can take 3 - 6 months. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in a lightly shaded place in the greenhouse until large enough to plant out, which could be a few years. Plants only flower at intervals of several years and so seed is rarely available.
Division in late spring as new growth commences. Take divisions with at least three canes in the clump, trying to cause as little root disturbance to the main plant as possible. Grow them on in light shade in a greenhouse in pots of a high fertility sandy medium. Mist the foliage regularly until plants are established. Plant them out into their permanent positions when a good root system has developed, which can take a year or more[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
].
Basal cane cuttings.
Cite as: Temperate Plants Database, Ken Fern. temperate.theferns.info. 2020-10-01. <temperate.theferns.info/plant/Sasaella+ramosa>

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