Moso Bamboo
Phyllostachys heterocycla var. pubescens

Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Phyllostachys (fy-lo-STAK-iss) (Info)
Species: heterocycla var. pubescens

Category:

Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo

Height:

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Hausen Am Tann,

Lincoln,

Mobile, Alabama

Siloam Springs, Arkansas

Northridge, California

San Francisco, California

Deltona, Florida

Hinesville, Georgia

Statesboro, Georgia

Chicago, Illinois

Hulbert, Oklahoma

Atwood, Tennessee

Sevierville, Tennessee

Dallas, Texas

Newgulf, Texas

Salt Lake City, Utah

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Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Aug 9, 2008, aww07 from Siloam Springs, AR wrote:

this plant is great it can be expensive though it multiplys extremely fast and i just love it. It has made me a lot of extra cash by selling it