I ordered some moso bamboo from babiesrhere. I got exactly what I ordered, but it took forever. It took so long that I forgot how much I paid for the seeds. That it why I quoted a crazy price on the video. These seeds are not $50, more like $10 after shipping, but it took me months to receive them.
That is not the fault of the company, as they were shipped from overseas. However, it would have been nice to know that upfront. I found the shipping tracking data to be worthless.
Phyllostachys Edulis ‘Moso’ is the largest bamboo on earth that will grow in a temperate environment like the US. This species is slow to get established and is best suited for the southeastern States. I have heard it will grow in Tennessee, but will not grow as large as it would in south east asia.
New shoots emerge very early making this species difficult to grow in the north. New shoots are very susceptible to frost damage. Those new shoots are supposed to be edible.I would not try to grow this in areas colder than USDA Climate Zones 7.
I have heard that Moso is being grown in climate zone 6 with good results, but it never reaches large sizes. You can expect 1/2 or less of the mature listed sizes in climate zones 6. Moso will not survive in zones 5.In USDA Climate Zone 7 Southeast expect mature size canes to 75+ feet in height.In USDA Climate Zone 6 expect mature size canes to be 30 feet in height.
Care Should be Taken When Siting Your Seedlings as the Roots are Tough and Very Invasive
Dave Nash served 6 years in active duty in the US Marines, and is in his 18th year of state service. During his career he worked in both State Emergency Management and Corrections. Currently he is a Corrections Academy Instructor. Additionally David is an NRA Training Counselor and author of 10 different books relating to self reliance.