Sasa palmata or – ‘Palm Bamboo’ – is a more exotic form of bamboo with large glossy mid-green leaves on canes of green with purple streaks. Hardy and evergreen, suitable for screening in a larger garden. Grow in fertile, humus-rich, well-drained but moist soil in full sun or partial shade. Will tolerate deep shade. Can restrict spread by containerising and plunging pot in soil.