Bamboo or Madake, Giant Japanese Timber

Phyllostachys bambusoides

  • Running variety that grows up to 70’ tall with a 5” culm diameter

  • Good bamboo for places that get snow but not colder than 5F

  • Very upright bamboo that doesn’t lean to the sun

  • Thick walled culms makes it one of the most preferred bamboos for building

  • Running bamboo has the potential to spread rapidly if not controlled

  • In the right conditions can grow up to 40” a day

  • Shoots are edible although bitter when eaten raw



USDA Cold hardiness Zones


Light Requirement

Full sun

Soil Requirements

Regular to moist soil