Phyllostachys pubescens, common name Moso bamboo is a monopodial bamboo, An absolute giant in all respects, with blue-green culms (canes) and dense arching foliage and have a fuzzy texture. The distinctive internodes are very short near the ground, then lengthen to a foot or more higher up the culm.
The leaves are smaller than those of many other bamboos and present a pleasant contrast to the massive culms. Moso bamboo pole stalks are considered among the biggest and most beautiful, growing to a diameter from 3 to 7 inches and towering to 80 feet with clusters of relatively small green leaves. Native to China and Japan, the stems have many uses. This specie is the major source of edible bamboo shoots. It is hardy to 10F, Zone 10 in the USA. Ideal growing temperature is 72 F and higher.
Growing Moso Bamboo Requires plenty of heat, water and feed to achieve towering, majestic and simply jaw-dropping hights of up to 70 ft. Hardy to about 0 degrees F, reliable in Zone 8 and most of Zone 7.
Plant in full sun or light shade.
Moso is somewhat more difficult to establish than are other bamboos.
Some claim that it is helpful to start with a large division.
Rhizome divisions are generally unsuccessful.
Moso has a strong preference for well-drained, red clay soils. As Landscape Ornamental Plant
Seeds / Cuttings
all year round
Cover with fine sand. Seeds should be barely visible.