Other Common Names: Soild Stem, Water Bamboo, Phyllostachys purpurata.
Average Height: 75 Feet
Average diameter: Less Than 1 Inch
Zone: 5-10 (Hardy to -10 degrees Fahrenheit)
Light Requirements: Sun
Best Use: Cold Hardy, Soggy Soil, Wood Applications
Phyllostachys heteroclada is a cold hardy bamboo that can withstand temperatures down to -10 F. Solid Stem gets its name from the lower parts of the canes which are nearly solid in structure. The root system is also has unique air channels and the combination of these features allow this bamboo to tolerate soggy soil. In fact, this bamboo is actually known as “water bamboo” because of the way it tolerates excess water so well.