Frost-resistant Moso bamboo (lat. Phyllostachys edulis Moso), (lat. Bambusa) or Phyllostachys fluffy, Phyllostachys heterocycla, pubescens, pubescens Mazel - fluffy Mazel, Bambusa edulis - bamboo mushroom, Mao bamboo, Mousou-Bambus.
Moso bamboo is a difficult plant to germinate!!!
The tallest bamboo grows in the Central European climate and is most in demand for its decorative blue tall stems. In its native China, it grows to gigantic sizes up to 27 m in height, in Korea up to 15 m in height. In Europe, it reaches an average of 10 meters in height, and the stem volume is up to 20 cm.
Moso bamboo grows in bamboo forests and is used as timber for construction, carpentry and decorative work, Moso timber stems begin to be harvested after five years.
The most popular bamboo for bamboo wood. But also one of the most popular as the tallest bamboo in ornamental gardening in the Central European climate, it has thick green stems with a blue tint, yellowish when aged, which looks very beautiful and exotic in the garden.
The leaves are thick, large, juicy green. Tall Moso bamboo in a large garden area will create a truly unforgettable exotic bamboo forest.
It is undemanding to soils, grows on sandy and clayey or peaty-humus soils. Only avoids places with standing water.
USDA Hardiness Zone: 7 (-18°C to -12°C). Withstands short-term temperature drops down to -20 °C.