A fast-growing timber bamboo with large leaves (up to 4 inches wide). Lower culms are glabrous. New shoots have very fine soft felt-like hair.
Native to Yunnan province in China so it should handle cool temperatures for short periods. Edible shoots. Culms used for construction. Will grow to at least 50' tall with 3" - 4" diameter culms. New import. Click to find your zone.