Friendly name: Moso

Phyllostachys edulis

Maximum Height: 75'
Maximum Diameter: 7"
Minimum Temperature: -10° F
Does best in full sun.
Spreading: Moderate

Phyllostachys edulis Moso

Phyllostachys edulis "Moso" also called Phyllostachys pubescens and Phyllostachys hetrocycla pubescens. A running bamboo with a distinct groove above pairs of branches at mid-culm nodes. The largest of the hardy bamboos. Shoots in spring. Young culms are covered with a velvety coat of soft hairs. It is one of the most used bamboos in China where it is used for food, timber, paper, plywood, flooring and many other things.

Phyllostachys edulis Moso

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 
edulis ED-yew-liss   Edible 

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