28m x 25cm, -17°C  MOSO Bamboo - formerly Phyllostachys heterocycla var. pubescens - Known as MOSO in Japan this species is the most widely cultivated bamboo in China and Japan, primarily for its shoots which are the first of the PHYLLOSTACHYS bamboos to appear in spring and are highly regarded, they can be eaten raw if picked early. We have a trial planting which now produces several 100 kgs per year which are sold to restaurants. It is also used for plywood, chop sticks and general construction & crafts. Culms and leaves covered by fine hairs. Seedling '87.