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Is this going to get scary?

Posted by nucci60 6 Ma. (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 4, 07 at 17:15

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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RE: Is this going to get scary?

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.

RE: Is this going to get scary?

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.

RE: Is this going to get scary?

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

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