Photo Noah Bell, Bamboo Garden

Photo Noah Bell, Bamboo Garden
New Shoot with white ring

New culms
Photo copyright: Jed Doty, 1997

Phyllostachys nuda
Common name: Nude Sheath bamboo

Maximum Height: 34 feet, average 25 to 30 feet
Diameter: 1 to 2 inches
Hardiness: -10 F
USDA Zone recommended 5 through 10

This is perhaps the hardiest of the Phyllostachys genus. It has dark green culms with a bright white ring at the node. The leaves are also darker than most other bamboos. In the spring the new culms are often near-black in color for a few weeks as the new foliage appears, aging to green. Shoots usually begin to appear during the later half of April here in Portland.

Photo Noah Bell, Bamboo Garden

Photo Noah Bell, Bamboo Garden

 

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