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Phyllostachys nuda (Nuda bamboo)

Phyllostachys nuda Photo/Illustration: Dan Johnson

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Phyllostachys nuda fil-lo-STAK-iss new-dah Common Name: Nuda bamboo Genus: Phyllostachys
Nuda is one of the hardiest bamboos. New culms emerge purplish green, eventually lightening to match the leaf color. This is a running bamboo, so take precautions for restraint. Though it is reluctant to spread into very dry soils, it is resistant to some drought.
Noteworthy characteristics: Hardy, tall bamboo to 15 feet and as wide as you wish.
Care: Rich, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or part shade. Can take some drought.
Propagation: Divide in spring.
Problems: Rust and stem smut are common, while slugs and snails can attack emerging shoots.
Height 10 ft. to 15 ft.
Growth Habit Runs
Growth Pace Fast Grower
Light Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture Medium Moisture
Maintenance Moderate
Characteristics Showy Foliage
Foliage Color Evergreen
Uses Ground Covers, Screening
Style Beds and Borders
Seasonal Interest Spring Interest, Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Grasses

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