Arrow Bamboo is a part of the Pseudosasa genus. It is most commonly used for ornamental purposes. The culms are very straight and it produces very large leaves. The culms are also very round and strong, resembeling an arrow. The name Arrow bamboo comes from the historical use of its stems as to make arrows for hunting and weapons. It is also good for hedging.
It is a running bamboo, which means that it is invasive by nature. It can send rhizomes up to 20 feet in any direction of the main plant in a single growing season. These will have to be contained if a shoot pops up in an undesirable location.
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English Name: Arrow Bamboo
Max Height: 18' (5.5 m)
Max Diameter:0.75" (2 cm)
Minimum Temp: -5°F (-21°C)
Light Exposure: Full sun
Rhizome System: Running