Other Common Names: Chinese Timber Bamboo
Average Height: 40 Feet
Average diameter: 3 Inch
Zone: 6-10 (Hardy to 0 degrees Fahrenheit)
Light Requirements: Sun or Partial Shade
Best Use: Timber, Coastal Areas, Woodcraft, Edible Shoots, Fast Growing
With similar appearance to Japanese Timber Bamboo, Phyllostachys Vivax is a commonly sought after species with large dark green leaves and cream colored culms. This is a relatively cold tolerant plant that can handle temperatures down to 0, and in some cases has been known to survive with no damage down to -5F and even -10 F. Because of the thin walls, this is a species that works well in wood craft, but it also is easily snapped by wind, ice and snow. If you’re in a coastal location, this timber bamboo handles coastal air quite well. This bamboo is especially popular for those interested in a fast growing timber bamboo as it is one of the best options.