Friendly name: Moso - Haubrich

Phyllostachys edulis
(Haubrich clone)

Maximum Height: 75'
Maximum Diameter: 7"
Minimum Temperature: -3° F
Does best in full sun.
Spreading: Aggressive

Phyllostachys edulis Moso (Haubrich)

Also called Phyllostachys pubescens and Phyllostachys edulis. A running bamboo with a distinct groove above pairs of branches at mid-culm nodes. Produces fewer but larger culmes than most other Phyllostchys varieties. All Moso has on and off years for shooting and a two year leaf replacement cycle. 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. This clone was proprogated from a seed in the 1970s by Richard Haubrich and usually shoots about 2 weeks earlier than the Anderson clone. Avaliability of shipping size divisions is sometimes limited because Moso does not want to product small culms.

Phyllostachys edulis Moso (Haubrich)

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 
nigra NY-gruh   Black 

Performance data
Phyllostachys edulis Moso (Haubrich) (Zone 7)
Year Height Diam Low Temp Winter damage First shoot
1 5' 0 3/8" Low leaf burn May 1
2 8' 0 5/8" None March 14
3 12' 0 3/4" 10° None March 12
4 13' 1 1/8" 11° None March 8
5 18' 1 1/4" None March 16
We start harvesting and grooming our groves after the 5th year, so any results after that would not reflect the true performance of the grove.
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Phyllostachys edulis Moso (Haubrich)
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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Phyllostachys edulis Moso (Haubrich)
N/A N/A $130 $160
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