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Solid Stem Bamboo
Solid Stem Bamboo

Poaceae Phyllostachys Heteroclada Solidstem

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Grows InZone 6A · -10° to -5° F through Zone 11 · Above 40° F
Sun ExposureFull / Mostly Sun, Morning Sun / Evening Shade, Morning Shade / Evening Sun
Soil DrainageWell Drained, Moderately Drained, Poorly Drained
Resistent ToHeat
Foliage ColorMedium Green
Average Height15' to 20', 20' to 30'
Average Width.5' to 1'
Additional Information About Solid Stem Bamboo


A super cold hardy water bamboo that is one of the rare species which can handle areas where the water does not drain well. Like other forms of water bamboo it  has air canals in the rhizomes and roots which allow it to grow in wet soils where other bamboos would suffer, although it will do best in well draining soil. Sometimes has distorted, shortened and swollen internodes. These solid stem bamboos are strong and flexible. They are also very resistant to splitting, making them very useful.

Solid Stem is a running bamboo, which means it spreads. Bamboo can be easily controlled in a small area (a normal city yard) simply by mowing or stepping on the young shoots that emerge one time a year in spring. New shoots could also be used for culinary purposes and cooked, much like asparagus. Keep in mind that running bamboo only puts up new shoots for a short time each year, and when they are "shooting", the new plants are very fragile and easy to destroy. Root pruning, a Bamboo Root Barrier or growing plants in above- or below-ground containers are other methods to control spread.

Gardener Direct carries Bamboo fertilizer and planting soil containing Biochar, a highly porous material that allows for long term water and nutrient holding capabilities. 


Containers/Pots: Poor
Crafts: Poor
Edible: Yes, small
Hedge: Good
Indoor: Too large
Ornamental: Good
Privacy Screen: Excellent
Specimen: In ground when controlled
Wood Quality: Excellent

*Other Special Notes: Super cold hardy and can grow in poorly drained wet areas. 


USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 6A-11 (5?)
Type: Running
Height: up to 24'
Spread: 5'+ without control
Culm Diameter: 3/4"
Sun: Full Sun or Part Shade
Soil: Well-drained but also tolerates a wet soil
Growth Rate: Fast



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