Other Common Names: Pigskin Bamboo
Average Height: 47 Feet
Average diameter: 3 Inch
Zone: 6-10 (Hardy to 0 degrees Fahrenheit)
Light Requirements: Sun and Partial Shade
Best Use: Timber, Edible Shoots, Clay Soil,
Phyllostachys Viridis is a quick growing timber bamboo that does best in mild to warm climates. It’s actually known for being drought hardy once matured. Canes are a light green color and have a white ring under the nodes during the first few years. The mature canes are cream in color with green stripes and have a rough texture-hence the name pigskin. In the fall, the leaves of Phyllostachys Viridis often turn gold making a lovely contrast between canes.
Some clones of pigskin have been in flower recently, but our clones are not flowering.