Phyllostachys Viridis

Quick Facts:

Other Common Names: Pigskin Bamboo

Type: Running

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.

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