Photo copyright: Noah Bell 2008

Photo copyright: Noah Bell, Bamboo Garden

 

Phyllostachys makinoi
Max Height: 60 feet, avg 35 to 45 feet
Diameter: 2-3 inches
Hardiness: -5F
USDA Zone recommended 6b through 10

    A large and hardy timber bamboo. New culms are covered with a pastel blue powder for several months before fading to an olive green. Named for Tomitaro Makinoi, a Japanese botanist. So far, it has spread slowly at out nursery near Portland, Oregon. Reportedly in a warmer climates, it will grow quickly and achieve a pretty large size.
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Photo copyright: Noah Bell 2008