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.
Pseudosasa japonica, Bambusa metake Korean/Japanese arrow bamboo Common name: Japanese Arrow, Yadake. Synonyms: Arundinaria japonica, Bambusa metake. 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 second to last photo is an example of a #1 (1 gallon) Pseudosasa japonica, Bambusa metake Korean/Japanese arrow. The last photo is an example of a #2 (2 gallon) Pseudosasa japonica, Bambusa metake Korean/Japanese arrow. However, those are not the exact plant that you will receive. Your #1 plant will be approximately 1 year old, 1'-2' tall, with multiple culms (canes). Your #2 plant will be approximately 2-3 years old, 2'-3' tall, with multiple culms.