Is this going to get scary?

nucci60(6 Ma.)June 4, 2007

Planted a one gallon arrow bamboo(psuedosasa japonica) last fall and it died to the ground. It is now growing from the main plant and sending shoots up a foot away.I am in zone six and "heard" this was not that invasive,But I'm wondering. I would be grateful for any imput.I am just thinking of future years.

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A foot away is NOTHING for non-clumping spreading bamboos. Actually, Pseudosasa japonica is relatively well behaved. I have not found it to be anywhere as aggressive as aureus or a number of other species. I am in a zone 7 (with long hot summers) and have learned my lesson with other species. Lucky you planted japonica and not some really aggressive species.

    Bookmark   June 4, 2007 at 9:42PM
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nucci60(6 Ma.)

thanks njoasis, i was just wondering because it was the only runner i planted. the other three are fargesia rufa,scabrida, and robusta and they are clumpers.

    Bookmark   June 4, 2007 at 11:07PM
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brian_k(z6 OH)

Be happy it lived... I like boo too much to be scared of it!

    Bookmark   June 4, 2007 at 11:11PM
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