Photos copyright: Dain Sansome, 2003

Phyllostachys platyglossa

Maximum Height 26 feet
Diameter: 1.5 inches
Hardiness: 0 F
USDA Zone recommended 6b through 10

Grown in Zhejiang Province, China for its delicious shoots, this bamboo has straight strong culms that have a heavy coating of wax at sheath fall. The new shoots are a very attractive reddish-brown as seen below.

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                                                   Photo copyright Ned Jaquith 2002