Friendly name: Glauca

Phyllostachys glauca

Maximum Height: 34'
Maximum Diameter: 2"
Minimum Temperature: -3° F
Does best in full sun.
Spreading: Aggressive

Phyllostachys glauca

Phyllostachys glauca is named for the blue-white waxy powder that completely covers the young bamboo culms. In China it grows as large as Phyllostachys bambusoides. Introduced into the U.S. by F. A. McClure in 1926. New shoots are good to eat. Can withstand drier conditions and poorer soils than some varieties. Culms used for woven articles as well as fishing rods. Makes an attractive ornamental bamboo.

Phyllostachys glauca (Zone 7)
Phyllostachys glauca
Phyllostachys glauca...
First year
Bamboo - Phyllostachys glauca First year growth photo

Second year
Bamboo - Phyllostachys glauca Second year growth photo

Third year
Bamboo - Phyllostachys glauca Third year growth photo

Fourth year
Bamboo - Phyllostachys glauca Fourth year growth photo

Fifth year
Bamboo - Phyllostachys glauca Fifth year growth photo
Phyllostachys glauca

Botanical Latin is essentially a written language .... How they are pronounced really matters little provided they sound pleasant and are understood by all concerned...
W.T. Stearn an authority on Botanical Latin

Name Botanical Alternate Meaning
Phyllostachys fil-lo-STAK-iss fy-lo-STAK-iss   Greek for leaf spike 
glauca glaw-CUH   Derived from the Latin term "glaucas" meaning bluish gray or green in English, referring to the blueish-green coloration of mature culms. 

Phyllostachys glauca
Edible shoots Excellent Hedge Too tall
House Too large Wood quality Excellent
Container Good Crafts Good
Screen High branching Ornamental Excellent
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