Description:Pygmy bamboo has its origins in Japan. This bamboo fits Japanese culture as it is well suited to being a bonsai plant. This also looks great as a pot or planter specimen within a Japanese inspired garden or courtyard. Pygmy Bamboo is a ground cover bamboo and one of the smallest. Pygmy bamboo will form a beautiful carpet of deep green leaves and culms. The leaves are generally green all year round, but a little bleaching may occur in winter. People enjoy planting pygmy as a lawn that could be walked on, clipped to any height or even mowed. If you want to keep this bamboo nice and bushy, give it a good cut back in early spring, which will trigger new growth. Pygmy prefers some shade; however, if planting in full sun, give it good water to moisten it. Pygmy bamboo is a ground cover spreading type of bamboo that acts similar to running bamboo but not as invasive. Root barriers are recommended to control where this grows; however, we have control Pygmy with only one sleeper, and it has not escaped onto our walkway.