A determined grower whose yellow canes are decorated with bands of olive green.
Arrow Bamboo gets its name from the shape of its leaves – which can reach lengths of 25cm and end with a long thin point. It is a “clump-forming” bamboo, meaning its roots should be controlled to prevent unwanted spreading. The canes of Arrow Bamboo are hollow and cut-offs make excellent stake-supports for your delicate climbing plants. Loose clusters of brown flowers may appear at any time of the year.
Bamboo is one of the world’s fastest growing plant-types. Traditionally from Asia, its hardiness means it can actually be grown very easily in Britain – visitors to your garden will be surprised and impressed to see it there. As a forest plant, it appreciates a steady supply of moisture and compost. And as an enthusiastic grower, you should give Bamboo room to expand, we suggest placing infant plants about 100cm apart.
Latin Name: Bambusa Pseudosasa Japonica
English Name: Arrow Bamboo, Metake Bamboo, Bambusa Metake
Foliage Type: Evergreen.
Foliage: Yellow and Green stems with Green leaves.
Flowering Period: All year.
Suggested Location: Outdoor.
Suggested Soil Type: Moist and Well-Drained. Clay. Loam. Sand.
Suggested Exposure to Sunlight: Full Sunlight or Partial Shade.
Suggested Exposure to Weather: Sheltered or Exposed.
Hardiness Rating: High (H5)
Lowest Temperature Tolerance: -15 °C to -10 °C (5 °F to 14 °F)
Suggested Uses: Containers. Hedging. Privacy Screening. Architectural.
Maintenance: Apply liquid fertiliser, prune dead and damaged stems in spring. Remove flowering shoots promptly to discourage future blooms. Cover the roots with mulch in winter. Protect against slugs.
Growth Habit: Upright/Suckering.
Growth Speed: Fast (50cm to 80cm per year)
Starting Height: 80cm to 300cm (2.6 ft to 9.8 ft)
Final Height: 600cm (19.7 ft)
Starting Sideways Spread: 30cm to 200cm (1.0 ft to 6.6 ft)
Final Sideways Spread: 300cm (13.1 ft)
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