China (probably in the Hainan province). Introduced in Japan long ago.
Moso-chihu (Japan) * Withstands -20º C
Sea-green stems covered with white dust when young. Light, dense foliage, cascading.
It is found on all land of good agronomic quality; its height is greatly reduced in cool climates or if it does not have good conditions.
Isolated clumps, bushes, woods, food.
This majestic bamboo is the largest species in the southern part of France.