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Phyllostachys makinoi

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  • * Max Height 60' (West Coast Estimate 30' Feet)
    * Max Culm Dia 3"
    * Hardy to -26C
    * USDA Zone 6, Root Hardy to Zone 5
    * Prefers Sun
    * Running Bamboo

    Makinoi was named after botanist Tomitaro Makinoi (1862-1957). It is a huge upright timber bamboo that produces excellent wood. the shoots come up with a blueish powder coating the newly exposed culms. Used throughout asia for constructing furnature and a variety of crafts.

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