Giant Bamboos

moso-groove Phyllostachys edulis Moso is the largest of the cold hardy bamboos. My grove has some 6 inches plus sized canes and they can get as large as 7 inches in diameter.
vivax bamboo Phyllostachys vivax Vivax bamboo is the second largest of the cold hardy bamboos. With culms up to 6 inches in diameter and 70 feet tall, it’s an impessive giant. Very cold hardy.
Grove of madake Phyllostachys bambusoidesJapanese Timber Bamboo is the second largest cold hardy bamboo. The giant canes have high quality wood and are ideal for construction.
Black stripe Phyllostachys nigra ‘Megurochiku’ or Black Stripe Bamboo is a beautiful giant with the gray look of Henon.  Some canes display a brown to black stripe on some internodes.
castillion-stripe Phyllostachys bambusoides ‘Castillon’ Castillon Bamboo  Giant yellow canes with wide green stripes on node, alternating from side to side.  Not as large as the species, but big!
phyllostachys-nigra-henon Phyllostachys nigra ‘Henon’ Giant Gray Henon has a distinct look.  Across a field it can look ghostly, a cloudy gray.  Up close the big canes are a distinct gray color.
New shoot Phyllostachys dulcis Sweetshoot bamboo is said to have the sweetest shoots. It’s hard to describe but the soft way the canes kind of “wiggle” make this a favorite.
Houzeou Bamboo Phyllostachys viridis ‘Houzeou‘ is a form of P. viridis with yellow groves on the canes.  It is one of the giants with the look of the species.
slender-crookstem-grove Phyllostachys bambusoides ‘Slender Crookstem’Slender Crookstem is similar to the species but not as large. An ocassional cane has a crook or zig-zag at the base.
patrovaginata-shoot Phyllostachys atrovaginata- Incense Bamboo is supposed to have a smell of incense when the cane is scratched or bruised.  Very cold hardy.