Zen and the Art of Gardening

Japanese Timber Bamboo

Phyllostachys bambusoides

Height: 70′
Cold Resistance: 5F.
Light:Sun to moderate shade.

This bamboo is probably most famous as the species used for the traditional Japanese Shakuhachi flute. It is widely grown in Japan and makes up over 60% of the bamboo harvested for various uses there. With thick walled canes that are very straight and erect, it is ideal for building and construction. Madake (Japanese common name) compares to Tonkin cane (Psuedosasa amabilis) when tested for strength and workability. The shoots are edible but bitter.

Grove of madake

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Japanes TImber Bamboo

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