Friendly name: Makino

Phyllostachys makinoi

Maximum Height: 60'
Maximum Diameter: 3"
Minimum Temperature: -5° F
Does best in full sun.
Spreading: Moderate

Phyllostachys makinoi

Phyllostachys makinoi was named for Tomitaro Makinoi, a Japanese botanist (1862-1957). A very erect bamboo, the new whitish green culms are covered with a bluish powder. The culms are hard and tough and used in furniture making and construction. It is also used in a variety of crafts including splits used in weaving.

Phyllostachys makinoi (Zone 7)
Phyllostachys makinoi
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First year
Bamboo - Phyllostachys makinoi First year growth photo

Second year
Bamboo - Phyllostachys makinoi Second year growth photo

Third year
Bamboo - Phyllostachys makinoi Third year growth photo

Fourth year
Bamboo - Phyllostachys makinoi Fourth year growth photo

Fifth year
Bamboo - Phyllostachys makinoi Fifth year growth photo
Phyllostachys makinoi

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 
makinoi MACK-kin-oy MAY-kin-oh-eye  Named for Tomitaro Makino, 20th century Japanese botanist 

Phyllostachys makinoi
Edible shoots Excellent Hedge Too tall
House Too large Wood quality Excellent
Container Poor Crafts Excellent
Screen Too short Ornamental Excellent
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