Phyllostachys edulis Jaquith Moso

Quick Facts:

Other Common Names: Moso

Type: Running

Average Height: 45 Feet

Average diameter: 4  Inch

Zone: 7-11 (Hardy to 5 degrees Fahrenheit)

Light Requirements: Sun or Shade

Best Use: Timber, Wood Working, Wood Craft, Edible Shoots,


Moso is the tallest temperate bamboo plant species on earth, and there’s no mistaking it.  The color of the culms are a dark green, but what makes this plant especially distinguishable are the hairs that grow on the canes.  Not suited to cold weather, Moso does best in mild to warm climates (think southeast) due to the fact that the shoots come up so early and are highly susceptible to  frost.  One unique thing about Moso is that even though the culms are large, the leaves of the foliage are dainty and small.

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