Pseudosasa Japonica. Arrow Bamboo.
Pseudosasa Japoniaca or Arrow Bamboo is very tough and robust but also graceful and attractive. Hardy down to -20 degrees, it's tall, strong, olive green canes and lush dark green lance-shaped foliage are great for providing both a visual and a sound barrier in the shape of a hedge. These troughs of Bamboo are great for making an instant screen. Also available in 35L pots.
An ornamental evergreen bamboo it can grow up to 6m and grows well in containers always looking lush and exotic.
Classed as a clump forming to spreading bamboo it can be restricted by using a non-perishable root barrier, which are readily available or keeping in a container, but it usually behaves itself in the UK's cooler climate. Has gained the RHS award of Garden Merit.
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PSEUDOSASA JAPONICA. Arrow Bamboo.
Latin Name: Pseudosasa Japonica.
Common Name: Arrow Bamboo. Japanese Arrow Bamboo. Arundinaria Japonica. Metake.
Native to: Japan. Korea
Hardiness: -20 or lower.
Growth Characteristics: Upright dense bamboo. Thick, densely clustered glossy olive green canes. Dark Green glossy lance-shaped leaves. Grows to around 6m tall. Can be pruned. Restrict spreading with a root barrier. Ideal as a hedge/windbreak/screen. Tolerate coastal positions.
Sunlight: Full sun/Partial shade/Full shade.
Exposure: Sheltered from cold drying winds.
Soil: Rich, well drained. Will grow in poor soil.
Moisture: Keep moist.
Feeding: Feed through the active growing season if keep in containers.
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