Phyllostachys makinoi/Kei-chiku Bamboo

Phyllostachys makinoi / Phyllostachys makinoi
Culms of this highly ornamental selection of bamboo
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Culms of this highly ornamental selection of bamboo

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Scientific Name: Phyllostachys makinoi
Common Name: Kei-chiku Bamboo
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: over 50 feet
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: The new, whitish-green culms are covered with a bluish powder. This erect growing bamboo only flowers after many years and, like most bamboos, generally dies after blooming. It is used in furniture making, as well and in crafts in the orient.