Phyllostachys Bambusoides

Quick Facts:

Other Common Names: Japanese Timber Bamboo, Madake, Giant Timber Bamboo, Japanese Bamboo

Type: Running

Average Height: 50 Feet

Average diameter: 4 Inch

Zone: 7-10 (Hardy to 5 degrees Fahrenheit)

Light Requirements: Sun

Best Use: Timber, Woodworking, Woodcraft,


As fat as temperate timber bamboos go, this is the strongest and has the best woodworking and woodcraft qualities.  This is an upright species that does well in wind, and snow (as long as the temperatures are above 5 F). Although as a whole this bamboo species did come into flower recently, we do not sell clones that are in flower.  Also note that this is one of the slowest timber bamboos to reach maturity-so if slow and steady is cool with you, this could be a great choice.

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