Phyllostachys Bambusoides Slender Crookstem

Quick Facts:

Other Common Names: Slender Crookstem

Type: Running

Average Height: 50 Feet

Average diameter: 3 Inch

Zone: 6-10 (Hardy to 0 degrees Fahrenheit)

Light Requirements: Sun or Shade

Best Use: Timber, Woodworking, Wood crafts, Fast Growing, Edible Shoots,


Slender Crookstem is very similar to Japanese Timber Bamboo, but it doesn’t grow as tall or wide.  It also has a unique feature in that the lower part of the canes sometimes have a “crook” in them.  Besides this crook found in 20-30% of the Slender Crookstem, this bamboo grows relatively straight and can be used in woodworking and crafts.  Even the bamboo with the crooks can often be used due to the crook happening so low in the cane.  Slender Crookstem is desirable as a fast growing bamboo with thick foliage and edible shoots.

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