Phyllostachys Edulis 'Moso' is the largest Temperate bamboo on earth.
Phyllostachys Edulis 'Moso'
Max mature size 7" x 75' Hardy to 5 F
Moso is the largest temperate bamboo. It is best suited for the southeastern U.S. Its culm (cane) sheath is very dark, spotted and hairy and easy to recognize. The sheath ligules, oral setae and auricles are very large. Extremely large culms and tiny delicate leaves make this one highly collectable. New shoots emerge very early making this species difficult to grow up north. New shoots are very susceptible to frost damage. I recommend this species for USDA Climate Zones 7 and warmer, preferable in the southeast portion of the U.S. Moso is being grown in climate zone 6 with good results, but it never reaches large sizes. You can expect 1/2 or less of the mature listed sizes in climate zones 6. Moso will not survive in zones 5.
In USDA Climate Zone 7 Southest expect mature size canes to 75+ feet in height.
In USDA Climate Zone 6 expect mature size canes to be 30 feet in height.
Largest Temperate Bamboo on Earth
2 gallon (2'-3'tall) - $39 call
3 gallon (3'+ tall) - $59
Large Field dug divisions $125 and up.
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Here is a picture looking up into a Moso grove.
Picture of a Moso culm with a pair of calipers to see diameter of culms.
Above is how the new canes appear as they emerge out of the ground. The new shoots and culms are very velvety in feel because of a coating of tiny soft hairs.
Phyllostachys Edulis 'Moso' Bamboo - 3 gallon size (4+ feet tall) are $59 plus $12 Shipping.
2 gallon size (2'-3' tall are $39 plus $12 Shipping.
We often have 3 gallon divisions of other clones of Moso available. There are many types of bamboo. We have some species starting at $25 so there is a wide price range.
The Moso is currently available.
Pictured to the right are some past Moso shoots.
Above and to the right is within
our main Moso grove.
Above are some of our Moso in 3 gallon containers.
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