Bambusa Metake/Pseudosasa Japonica Korean/Japanese Arrow Bamboo, hardy hedge/screen to 0f


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Bambusa Metake/Pseudosasa Japonica Korean/Japanese Arrow Bamboo

The Japanese Arrow is perhaps the most widely planted bamboo in the U.S.  Although it is a running type of bamboo, it is generally less invasive than most. In its native range of Japan and South Korea, it  is most likely to grow as an under story plant.  Pseudosasa japonica leaves are almost 12″ long. Although it can take deep shade, here in Southern Oregon we easily grow it in full sun conditions.  It can also be brought indoors as a house plant.  It is hardy down to-10° F to  0° F.  Its culms tend to branch out low to the ground,  making it an excellent choice for low growing screens and hedge.  The Japanese Arrow is a great choice for wind blocks.  It can be planted in coastal seaside planting, as sea air has little effect on it.

Common name:  Yadake.
Synonyms: Arundinaria japonica
Height x Diameter:   Ht. 18’x1”.
Minimum temperature:  Hardy to 0° F.
USDA zone 7-10
Light:  Part shade to full sun.
Culm:  Green.
Uses:  Container, wind break, hedge, screen, houseplant, crafts, stakes.
Distribution:  South Japan and Korea.
Spread: Running.

The last photo is an example of a #1 Bambusa metake/Pseudosasa japonica, however, it is not the exact plant that you will receive.  It is grown in a #1, 1 gallon, size pot which is removed and your plant is shrink wrapped in plastic for shipping purposes.

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