Moso bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Running Species, Running species for edible shoots

Phyllostachys pubescens (Moso)

Running Species: Phyllostachys pubescens

Common Name: Moso bamboo

Maximum Height: 20m

Culm Diameter: 110mm

Minimum Temperature: – 20°C

Origin: China

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $33
25L $88
45L $110
100L $220

 

It’s a winter hardy giant bamboo. In spring, when new culms shoot, you can see how fast the Moso will grow, new shoots can grow up to a 1m a day, depending on weather and soil conditions. Young culms have grey-green colour on them. Young shoots are edible. In china they cut the tops off to let the in sun in the crop so the poles grow as straight as possible, with the tops they make brooms out of them.

 

Uses for this bamboo species Environments & areas suitable for this bamboo species
Erosion Control – Landslip Control Full Sun
Dust Suppression – Dust Capture Full Shade
Edible Shoots Partial Sun
Poles – Stakes Partial Shade
Shading Hot Environments
Carbon Sequestration Cold Environments
Stock Feed Rural Areas

Medake bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Running Species, Running species for edible shoots

Phyllostachys-bambusoides-Medake

Running Species: Phyllostachys bambusoides

Common Name: Medake bamboo

Maximum Height: 18m

Culm Diameter: 110mm

Minimum Temperature: – 12°C

Origin: China

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $33
25L $55
45L $110
100L $165

 

The culms are dark green, quite thick and very straight. Leaves are dark green. New stalks emerge in late spring and grow quite rapidly, up to 1 metre each day.

A strong plant used in Asia as one of the preferred bamboos for building and in the manufacture of furniture. Used extensively in Australia for Ikebana exhibitions.

 

Uses for this bamboo species Environments & areas suitable for this bamboo species
Erosion Control Full Sun
Landslip Control Full Shade
Dust Suppression Partial Sun
Dust Capture Partial Shade
Poles Indoors
Stakes Hot Environments
Shading Cold Environments
Carbon Sequestration Suburban Areas
Stock Feed Rural Areas