Friendly name: Japonica Arrow - Variegated

Pseudosasa japonica

Maximum Height: 18'
Maximum Diameter: 0 3/4"
Minimum Temperature: -3° F
Does best in 1/2 day sun.
Spreading: Moderate

Pseudosasa japonica variegata

Less invasive than many other running bamboos. Culms are erect with leaves up to 12 inches long by 1 1/2 inches wide. Branch and culm leaves are persistent. Very effective as a hedge or screen and tolerates more shade than Phyllostachys varieties. Also does well in tubs and pots and as a house plant. Reportedly quite tolerant of salty air. Similar to Pseudosasa japonica Arrow except that it has white stripes on its leaves.

Pseudosasa japonica variegata

Botanical Latin is essentially a written language .... How they are pronounced really matters little provided they sound pleasant and are understood by all concerned...
W.T. Stearn an authority on Botanical Latin

Name Botanical Alternate Meaning
Pseudosasa SOO-doh-SAS-uh   False sasa 
japonica juh-PON-eye-kuh   Of or from Japan 
variegata var-ee-GOT-tuh    

Pseudosasa japonica variegata
Edible shoots Too small Hedge Good
House 4 hours min. sun Wood quality Good
Container Good Crafts Excellent
Screen Excellent Ornamental Excellent
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