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Phyllostachys edulis 'Moso' /Moso Bamboo

Phyllostachys edulis 'Moso'  / Phyllostachys edulis 'Moso'
Close-up image of the mammoth culms of this bamboo
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Close-up image of the mammoth culms of this bamboo

A typical grove of the moso bamboo

Trunks growing very close together

A grove of bamboo with aspidistra used as a ground cover

Bamboo grove with new spring shoots (brown) that grow very fast

Foliage on the moso bamboo

Canopy growth of the moso bamboo

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Scientific Name: Phyllostachys edulis 'Moso'
Common Name: Moso Bamboo
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: over 50 feet
Spread: 20- 30 feet
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: The largest of the hardy bamboos with a height of 75 feet and a diameter of culms of about 7 inches. Shoots in spring and young culms are covered with a velvety coat of soft hairs. A running bamboo of which the young shoots are eaten, even in winter when others are not available. A grove of muso bamboo has a light feathery look from a distance.