Pseudosasa japonica (bambusa metake)

Pseudosasa japonica (bambusa metake)
Pseudosasa japonica (bambusa metake) 
bamboo
SIZE/TYPE taller shrub
USUAL HEIGHT 2-5m
USUAL WIDTH 1-9999.9m
LEAVES evergreen broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES light green
FLOWERS insignificant or non-blooming
COLOUR OF FLOWERS
BLOOMING TIME
LOCATION full to partial sun
USDA zone (lowest) 6b   (down to -21°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Bamboos and grasses
Evergreen broadleaf
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Pseudosasa japonica is an attractive bamboo with large, bright green leaves. They are 20-30 cm long, wide, and cover the plant almost entirely on all sides. The canes are olive green when young changing to beige with age. It grows medium fast to about 3-4m in our climate.

Bamboos like fertile, moist but well-drained soil with plenty of organic material. They do not like temperature swings and drying out. It is recommended to plant them a little deeper than what they were in the container. The soil must not be water-logged or too heavy to hold rainwater for too long. It is a running bamboo which will spread unless a root-barrier is used. If the top is damaged by severe frosts the plant will readily regenerate by end spring if the roots are well established. If you live in an area with low or no snowfall mulch it heavily before winter and water it before the first frost. Fully hardy to about -20°C (USDA zone 6b) and can take short spells down to -25°C.

Last update 06-01-2010
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  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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