Planting Position: Sasa Japonica can be planted almost anywhere in the garden in any part of the uk from full sun through to partial shade.
Soil: Any free draining damp soil, humus rich is the perfect choice, but Psuedosasa Is an extremely versatile Bamboo.
Suitable for container planting: Yes ideal for container and ground planting, if container planting is preferred keep in my the plant will need re potting approximately every 2 years.
Eventual height and spread: Upto 6 metres with a 15-20 metre spread, to restrict the spread we recommend planting in a non-perishable root barrier.
Growth Speed; Quick
Growth Habit: Upright, spreading.
Flowering Period: Not Applicable
Pruning: Not necessary, unless you wish to restrict height.
Foliage: Olive green canes with mid to dark green leaves upto 30cm length with a 7cm width.
Pseudosasa Japonica is an extremely tough and versatile Bamboo that is adaptable to a wide range of conditions it has no real special requirements, some liquid feed during the summer months will be beneficial but its not an absolute necessity. Can if you require be split into smaller plants this is best done in Autumn when the growing season is over and before the winter arrives or in early spring once the frost has cleared, but before the growing season begins, for details of how to do this please see our 'FAQ' section. For a larger alternative take a look at our 15 litre Pseudosasa Japonica by clicking the link below. http://www.charellagardens.co.uk/product/bamboo-pseudosasa-japonica-15-litre
. Are they evergreen
Bamboo are an evergreen, perennial and a member of the grass family. Fast growing, they take up very little lateral space and yet they can reach fabulous heights extremely quickly, making bamboo a very cost effective choice when you need screening fast! They will naturally shed some leaf during the winter months.
.How much water do they need
Like any other plant, bamboo needs three basic things in order to survive. Soil, sun and water. And as a gardener, one of your greatest responsibilities is to provide your bamboo with water. They are an incredibly thirsty plant and will require watering on a daily basis especially during hot periods.
.Will it need a root barrier
Fargesia are a non invasive clumping bamboo and will not require a root barrier. Phyllostachys, Aureosulcata and Pseudosasa are all ‘runners’ which can be either planted in a larger pot or with a root barrier in the ground.
.How quickly will it grow
This really is dependent on watering sunshine and care. You would hope to achieve at least another third in growth during the growing season.
.How far apart should I plant them
Space mature plants 1 metre apart to form a dense screen. Fast Growing varieties can be planted a little further apart if you don't mind waiting longer for them to fill in the gaps.