General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 25 to 75 feet
Plant Spread: 15 to 25 feet
Flower Color: White
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Provides winter interest
Erosion control
Will Naturalize
Useful for timber production
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Pollinators: Wind

Common names
  • Moso-Chiku
  • Moso Bamboo
  • Tortoise-Shell Bamboo
  • Buddha's Face Bamboo
  • Crooked Bamboo
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Phyllostachys edulis
  • Synonym: Phyllostachys pubescens var. heterocycla
  • Synonym: Phyllostachys heterocycla
  • Synonym: Phyllostachys pubescens

Photo Gallery
Location: Home 
Date: 2016-03-05
seedling of March 2016 3weeks old
Location: Nationale Plantentuin Meise (Brussels)
Location: Nationale Plantentuin Meise (Brussels)
Location: home 
Date: 2016-03-06
 Seeds of  photo of seedling

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