Lewis Bamboo Nursery

Phyllostachys Bambusoides
'Japanese Giant Timber Bamboo'

Bamboo cane

In USDA Climate Zone 7 and 8 expect mature size canes to be

 over 70 feet  in height.

Phyllostachys Bambusoides
 'Giant Japanese Timber'

Plant introduction number (PI) into the U.S. 1189926

Average mature size  6" x  72'    Hardy to 5 F  
Prefers full sun

This is the mother form. It looks the same as 'crookstem' except larger in subtropical climates and without the very slight bend of the cane on some specimens. This giant is slow to mature. In our experience, we find it best suited for climate zones  zones 7 and 8.  It does not need a cool dormant period like most other temperate species. The only large  groves I have seen of this have been in these climate zones.  There maybe large  groves in cooler climates, but I have not seen them.  Not as cold hardy as the ' slender crook stem it gets top damage here in zone 7  when temperatures drop into the low twenties. Completely  defoliates at around 5 to 10 degrees F.  Canes die from 0 to -5 degrees F. This species flowered during the 70's and into the early 80's.  Mature groves are now hard to find and some sporadic flowering is still being reported.  Some clones of this species are reported to be in flower intermittently without lost of the grove.  Our clones are not in flower and we would not sell any that was.  The slowest of the temperate species to size up in zone 7.

 Recommended for USDA Climate Zones 7 and  8.

3 gallon - $70

Call for Availability

Climate Zone 7 or warmer
Sun or Slightly Shaded

  Large Field dug divisions $125  
To order or if can help in anyway,
please call us at 1-877-RZN-CANE
or 205-292-0536


Under ideal conditions this species will grow to over 70 feet.
 The wood is of excellent quality and very hard
 with thick culm (cane) walls.This mother form of
Slender Crookstem and its other subspecies.

This giant timber bamboo is slow to reach the mature
 listed sizes of over 70 feet by a full 6 inches in diameter.

Only under ideal growing conditions of great soil,
full sun and in climate zone 7 and 8 will it reach
 mature sizes.

Top damage to foliage and canes with

 the temps drop into the teens during winter months.
 This the slowest of the temp bamboo species to size
 up in zone 7 for us.

This species does make a beautiful walk through grove and thick
 privacy bamboo screen while waiting for it to size up.


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