Phyllostachys heterocycla v. Pubescens – giant bamboo

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This hardy bamboo is a strong growing species with about the stoutest stems of bamboo’s hardy in the u.k.

Height: up to 75 feet.

Phyllostachys heterocycla v. Pubescens are clad by slender-pointed, dark green leaves, glaucous beneath.

They are slightly bent and deep yellow at maturity.

Winter hardy to -20 when mature.

The plant is cultivated in japan and china for it’s edible shoots which are a delicacy when young.

Perennial hardy shrub.

Makes an outstanding specimen – can also be used as hedge/screening.

English names: moso-chiku, moso bamboo, mao tsoh, giant bamboo

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