Other Common Names: Moso
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.