Nuda Bamboo (Phyllostachys Nuda)

Nuda is one of the hardiest bamboos. New culms emerge purplish green, eventually lightening to match the leaf color. It has dark green culms with a bright white ring at the node. The leaves are also darker than most other bamboos.

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This is a running bamboo, so take precautions for restraint; read our blog entry on controlling bamboo. Though it is reluctant to spread into very dry soils, it is resistant to some drought. Typical diameter is about 1-2" wide.

Additional Classification Data

Family: Poaceae
Genus: Phyllostachys
Species: Nuda
Cultivar: None Identified


Hardiness Zones

USDA Zone 6a: to -10 °F

USDA Zone 6b: to -5 °F

USDA Zone 7a: to 0 °F

USDA Zone 7b: to 5 °F

USDA Zone 8a: to 10 °F

USDA Zone 8b: to 15 °F

USDA Zone 9a: to 20 °F

USDA Zone 9b: to 25 °F

Plant Height

Height 10-12 ft.

Height 12-15 ft.

Height 15-20 ft.

Light Exposure

Light - Full Sun

Light - 10% to 40% Shade

Growth Rate

Rate - Fast

Published/Updated on: 01-20-2021