This bamboo is reputed to be the most hardy species of the genus. Powdery new culms are dark green with some shades of purple and brown. Culms are hard, thick, tough and elastic; used as handles for farm implements, tools, fences and building material for sheds and small houses as well as furniture. Shoots are delicious. Good for hedges or screens or as a specimen plant in the landscape.
Introduced from China into the U.S. by Frank Meyer in 1908.
Phyllostachys nuda (Zone 7)
|Year||Height||Diam||Low Temp||Winter damage||First shoot|
|1||4'||0 1/8"||11°||None||April 13|
|2||6'||0 1/4"||8°||Low leaf burn||March 29|
Botanical Latin is essentially a written language ....
How they are pronounced really matters little provided they sound pleasant and are understood by all concerned...
|Phyllostachys||fil-lo-STAK-iss||fy-lo-STAK-iss||Greek for leaf spike|
|Edible shoots||Good||Hedge||Too tall|
|House||Too large||Wood quality||Excellent|