Arrow Bamboo, Metake
Pseudosasa japonica is an extremely robust and vigorous bamboo produces arching canes of large, heavy, glossy, deep-green leaves that lend a lush, jungly and exotic air to their surroudings Arrow Bamboo is tolerant of most soil conditions, full sun to full shade and - unusual for a bamboo - even salt wind. The culm sheaths are persistent and, in time, can look a little scruffy and best removed. Its rhizomes can run so best planted with root barrier but is a valuable garden plant if growing conditions are not quite perfect enough for more demanding bamboo species. Must receive thorough and regular watering to establish and thrive.
Pseudosasa japonica Identification Sheet
- Species / Cultivar
- Common name(s)
- Arrow Bamboo, Metake
- Full sun to full shade, any good, well-drained soil
- Eventual height
- Eventual spread
- Fully hardy
- Skill level
We can guarantee that the plants leave our nursery disease free, but weather and local conditions might affect their survival. Make sure you always make an informed purchasing decision.
The plants that leave our nursery are in the best condition, free of disease. Kept in adequate conditions (positioning and care), the plants are guaranteed for 3 months if they are planted in the ground or one year if they are kept in their original pots. Return policy applies only to plants that are in their original pots.
Due to the nature of the consignments, the courier's drivers are not insured to carry goods through your property. The standard delivery location is the border of your property or the entrance of a communal space. If other arrangements need to be made, please get in touch with us as soon as the order is placed.
Vouchers and small boxes can be posted through the letterbox, provided there is unrestricted access to it.
Bamboos can be grown almost anywhere, but avoid excessively windy locations. Many can be grown in sun or shade (sun is usually best for colour).Bamboos are generally shallow rooted and prefer a rich, moisture retentive, organic soil.
Before planting out, the roots should be soaked in water for some time, and after planting it is important that the plant is watered well.
Hardy species of bamboo which were grown in pots can be planted anytime during the year, except in frozen ground.
With items such as ferns, juvenile tree ferns and herbaceous plants it is difficult to give the exact size of each species when such a wide range of plants are grown so we specify standard pot sizes to give an indication of the size and/or age of the plant you are buying.
Sometimes the pot size might vary slightly from the standard or we might listed as 2-3 litre pot, depending on the growers we purchased them from. However, the sizes of the plants are similar in height and spread.
Sometimes the plants might be photographed in decorative pots. However, please bear in mind that our plants are kept in plastic nursery pots.
For the outdoor plants, that are meant to be planted in the ground, the height of the pot is excluded from the measurement. The height is measured from the top of the pot to the tallest leaf or branch of the plant.
All plants are measured when brought to our nursery, however, due to natural factors, the actual size of the plant might change over time due to adjustments to the environment. When picking multiple plants for an order, we aim to pick matching plants.
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Purchased April 2020
Plant arrived in April 2020 as indicated by the Centre, being packed well and in good condition. In May it has flourished in tis tub and new shoots are already a foot tall.
Really lovely plant, swift and safe delivery. Many thanks!