Friendly name: Nuda

Phyllostachys nuda

Maximum Height: 34'
Maximum Diameter: 1 3/4"
Minimum Temperature: -20° F
Does best in full sun.
Spreading: Aggressive

Phyllostachys nuda

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

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 
nuda NEW-duh   Nude, naked 

Performance data
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" Low leaf burn March 29
3 12' " None April 12
4 17' 1" None April 10
5 19' 1" 12° None  
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 nuda
Edible shoots Good Hedge Too tall
House Too large Wood quality Excellent
Container Good Crafts Good
Screen High branching Ornamental Good
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