A timber bamboo with large, outwardly-curving culms and edible shoots. This was once a very popular bamboo in the USA but people lost interest when, in the 1990s, all plants tested were discovered to be infected with BaMV. Our stock was Re-imported from China in 2012, quarantined/tested by the USDA/APHIS, and was released to us in 2013. It may be the only standard Bambusa beecheyana stock in the USA that is free of the Bamboo Mosaic Potax Virus (BaMV). We should have propagation stock ready for sale in 2017.
Culms generally arch and are covered with white powder and when young. Will grow to 65' tall with 5" diameter culms in Florida. Reported to be cold-hardy to 21 degrees F. Min USDA zone: 8b. Click to find your zone.