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Cultural Details for Phyllostachys nuda

Common Name:
Naked Sheath Bamboo, Stone Bamboo

Growth Rate:

Average Mature Height:
Mature culm height to 34'

Average Mature Width:
Mature culm diameter to 1.75"

Flower Details:

Fruit Details:

Fall Color:

Bark Details:
New culms have dark purple-brown and olive tones, loosely covered with white powder

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:

Native Habitat:

Other Features:
Thick culm wood is good quality and is often used for legs of furniture

Culture and Care:
Full sun. Hardy to -20 degrees F

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
Bed 173

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.