Friendly name: Moso - Avery Island

Phyllostachys edulis Moso Avery Island Clone

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

Phyllostachys edulis Moso Avery Island Clone

From the grove started by E. L. McIlhenny in 1910 on Avery Island, LA home of the Tabasco Co. Also called Phyllostachys pubescens and Phyllostachys hetrocycla pubescens. 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. This clone shoots at the same time as the Harbrich Moso. 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. We beleive this grove was started from a division from the Abbeyville, LA grove started in 1904. Avaliability of shipping size divisions is sometimes limited because Moso does not want to product small culms.

Phyllostachys edulis Moso Avery Island Clone

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
Bambusa bam-BOO-suh   A name for bamboo that was the result of an erroneous pronunciation of the Indian word Mambu 
multiplex mul-TIE-plex   complex, manifold, multiple 

Phyllostachys edulis Moso Avery Island Clone
Edible shoots Excellent Hedge Too tall
House Too large Wood quality Excellent
Container Poor Crafts Excellent
Screen Excellent Ornamental Excellent
Click the use link above for more info.

Phyllostachys edulis Moso Avery Island Clone
N/A N/A $130 $160
Check on availability before ordering sizes with this color background