Moso bamboo is a subspecies of Phyllostachys edulis, and is the largest and most commercially important bamboo species in China.
Moso bamboo can grow to heights of over 30m (100ft), with culms (stems) up to 10cm (4in) in diameter. The leaves are large and ovate, with a serrated margin. The flowers are small and green, borne in clusters on the culm. Moso bamboo is dioecious, meaning that male and female flowers are borne on separate plants.
If you want to see Moso bamboo in its natural habitat, your best bet is to head to China or Japan. To catch the plant at its peak blooming season, visit between May and September.
With its impressive height and large, stately leaves, Moso bamboo is a truly majestic plant that commands attention wherever it grows. So if you are looking for a beautiful and unique way to experience the natural world, be sure to add Moso bamboo to your must-see list!