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Giant Japanese Timber Bamboo, Madake (Phyllostachys Bambusoides)

Categorized as: Bamboo,Ornamental Grass

May 12, 2010 | 10491 Views | 0 Comments

Phyllostachys Bambusoides ‘Giant Japanese Timber’ Japanese Timber Bamboo, aka Madake, has very thick walls making it one of the best bamboo species for timber. This is a true giant, reaching up to 60+ feet in height and 5"+ in diameter. Can be slow to mature.

Family: Poaceae
Genus: Phyllostachys
Species: Bambusoides
Cultivar: None Identified

Phyllostachys Bambusoides ‘Giant Japanese Timber’


USDA Zone 6b: to -5 °F
USDA Zone 7a: to 0 °F
USDA Zone 7b: to 5 °F
USDA Zone 8a: to 10 °F
USDA Zone 8b: to 15 °F
USDA Zone 9a: to 20 °F
USDA Zone 9b: to 25 °F


>30 ft.

Light Exposure:

Full Sun
10% to 40% Shade

Growth Rate:


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