Arrow Bamboo

  • Arrow Bamboo


Arrow Bamboo or Metake is a hardy bamboo variety native to Japan. Here at our four-star campsite Les Jardins de la Pascalinette, we love its dense, dark and shiny foliage. It is unlike other varieties of bamboo in that it features many straight, thin stems grouped in tight clumps. It is a hardy plant that resists severe frosts and adapts easily to sea spray and drought. Its cylindrical canes evolve from olive green to pale beige when the bamboo is mature. It can be used to create hedges, or grown on its own in a pot or window box.

In addition to its decorative appeal, Pseudosasa japonica has a wide variety of uses. In fact, it was traditionally used in Japan to make arrows, hence its name!

Arrow Bamboo is also used to manufacture various objects such as kites, bowls and chopsticks, fish traps, calligraphy instruments and musical instruments, as well as in construction, as it is extremely resistant.


Latin name :Pseudosasa japonica
Family :Poacées
Genus :Pseudosasa
Species :Japonica
Color :Dark green
Origin :Japan, China, Korea
Foliage :Evergreen
Port :Erect
Height :3 to 5 m
Flowering :rare
Arrow Bamboo

Did you know?

Bamboo can be used for medicinal purposes. Tabasheer, a siliceous substance extracted from the plant, soothes asthma and rheumatism. It also has remineralizing properties. This plant really is a great all-rounder!