Photo copyright: Noah Bell, 2008

Photos copyright: Dain Sansome, 2003
Pseudosasa longiligula

Maximum Height: 25 feet
Diameter: 1.8 inches
Hardiness: 0 F
Recommended for USDA zone 7 through 10

This new bamboo, not offered for sale before, is the largest and strongest of the genus, along with Pseudosasa amabilis. It is reported to be considerably hardier than other Pseudosasa. With long internodes and culm walls that are thick and strong, P. longiligula is very suitable for furniture, for which purpose it is often used in China. Hairy nodes and white wax on new shoots. (see photo)

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