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Pseudosasa japonica (Arrow bamboo)

Skill rating
Skill rating
Beginner
skill rating
Maintenance level
Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
Ultimate height
8m
Max height
Ultimate spread
Ultimate spread
4m
Max spread
Time to maturity
Time to maturity
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name: Pseudosasa japonica

Other names: Arrow bamboo, Metake

Genus: Pseudosasa Pseudosasa

Species: P. japonica - P. japonica is a fast-growing, tough evergreen bamboo with dense green canes and long, shiny green lance-shaped leaves.


Pseudosasa japonica is: Evergreen

Flower: Brown, Green in Summer

Foliage: Green in All seasons

Habit: Arching, Upright

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

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General care

Pruning: After flowering cut back hard and feed using a balanced fertiliser. Remove dead or damaged stems and thin out to show off stems to best effect.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Division, Root cuttings. REGISTER to read more...


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Where to grow

Pseudosasa japonica (Arrow bamboo) will reach a height of 8m and a spread of 4m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses: Architectural, Hedging/Screens, Sub-Tropical, Containers, Roof terrace

Cultivation: Can be invasive. Plant in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in sun or part shade. Maintain vigour by applying a balanced fertiliser each summer.

Soil type: Loamy, Clay, Sandy

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: South, East, West

Exposure: Sheltered, Exposed

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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Botanical name: Pseudosasa japonica

Other names: Arrow bamboo, Metake

Genus: Pseudosasa Pseudosasa

Species: P. japonica - P. japonica is a fast-growing, tough evergreen bamboo with dense green canes and long, shiny green lance-shaped leaves.


Pseudosasa japonica is: Evergreen

Flower: Brown, Green in Summer

Foliage: Green in All seasons

Habit: Arching, Upright

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Watch out for

General care

Pruning: After flowering cut back hard and feed using a balanced fertiliser. Remove dead or damaged stems and thin out to show off stems to best effect.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Division, Root cuttings. REGISTER to read more...


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Pseudosasa japonica (Arrow bamboo) will reach a height of 8m and a spread of 4m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses: Architectural, Hedging/Screens, Sub-Tropical, Containers, Roof terrace

Cultivation: Can be invasive. Plant in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in sun or part shade. Maintain vigour by applying a balanced fertiliser each summer.

Soil type: Loamy, Clay, Sandy

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: South, East, West

Exposure: Sheltered, Exposed

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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