Photo copyright: Ned Jaquith 2002

Phyllostachys bambusoides 'Marliac'
Common names: Marliac,
Corduroy Bamboo

Maximum Height: 30+ feet
Diameter: 2+ inches
Hardiness: 5
USDA Zone recommended 7 through 10

This form of Giant timber bamboo is one of the most unusual. The culms are very wrinkled, giving them an appearance similar to corduroy. In Japanese it is called "Shibochiku", which literally means "wrinkly bamboo." This form is rather slow to spread but still achieve large diameter culms.

Photo copyright: Ned Jaquith 2008

Woody and Noah, thinning the Marliac.
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