Moso Bamboo - Chinese Timber
Phyllostachys heterocycla f. pubescens
Moso Bamboo is a part of the Phyllostachys genus of bamboo and is the largest growing species of of hardy bamboo in the world. It is native to Asia and is highly regarded for its impressive size and beauty. In optimum conditions Moso can grow as tall as 90' and 8" in diameter. The leaves are substantially smaller than other related Phyllostachys bamboo, however the culms can get absolutely massive. It is also regarded for the high quality shoots it produces to be harvested as food.
It is a running bamboo, which means that it is invasive by nature. It can send rhizomes up to 20 feet in any direction of the main plant in a single growing season. These will have to be contained if a shoot pops up in an undesirable location.
Learn more about Moso Bamboo here.
English Name: Chinese Timber
Japanese Name: Moso
Max Height: 90 Feet (23 m)
Max Diameter: 8 inches (15 cm)
Minimum Temp: 5°F (-15°C)
Light Exposure: Full sun
Rhizome System: Running