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Green Onion Bamboo
Green Onion Bamboo

Poaceae Pseudosasa Japonica Tsutsumiana

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Grows InZone 7A · 0° to 5° F through Zone 11 · Above 40° F
Sun ExposureMorning Sun / Evening Shade, Morning Shade / Evening Sun, Dappled Light / Filtered Sun
Soil DrainageWell Drained, Moderately Drained
Resistent ToDeer Resistant, Heat
Foliage ColorMedium Green, Dark Green
Average Height6' to 8', 8' to 10'
Average Width.5' to 1'
AttractsVisual Attention
Additional Information About Green Onion Bamboo


Green Onion is a unique running bamboo sought by gardeners and collectors alike. The large, swollen internodes which resemble green onions is what makes it so unusual. The dark green leaves are up to 12 inches in length, adding even more appeal to this variety. It is very erect in habit growing up to 18 feet tall in the ground and abround 8 feet tall in containers. This one is special and is sought by many gardeners and collectors. 

Green Onion is a running bamboo, which means it spreads. Bamboo can be easily controlled in a small area (a normal city yard) simply by mowing or stepping on the young shoots that emerge one time a year in spring or early summer. New shoots could also be used for culinary purposes and cooked, much like asparagus. Keep in mind that running bamboo only puts up new shoots for a short time each year, and when they are "shooting", the new plants are very fragile and easy to destroy. Root pruning, a Bamboo Root Barrier or growing plants in above- or below-ground containers are other methods to control spread.

Gardener Direct also carries Bamboo fertilizer and planting soil containing Biochar, a highly porous material that allows for long term water and nutrient holding capabilities. 


Containers/Pots: Good - Do not leave container specimens outdoors during the winter months as roots will be exposed to colder air temperatures and plants will not survive.
Crafts: Excellent
Edible: Too small
Hedge: Excellent
Indoor: 2 hours min. sun
Ornamental: Excellent
Privacy Screen: Excellent
Specimen: Okay in containers or when controlled in ground
Wood Quality: Good


USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 6-11
Type: Running
Height: Up to 18' in ground, 8 feet or so in containers
Spread: 5'+ if not controlled
Culm Diameter: 3/4"
Sun: Part Shade, AM Sun with Afternoon Shade or Filtered Sun is best
Soil: Average
Growth Rate: Moderate



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