A vigorous spreader, and quite cold hardy. Upright culms and very dense foliage make this a particularly good species for use as a hedge, screen, or windbreak. Quite tolerant of shade, for a Phyllostachys species. Wood is considered relatively strong; shoots are edible and of good quality. Reported to grow nearly twice as large as the listed size in the southeastern U.S., although it may be a different form of this species which does so. Note: Sizes over 3′ tall are not always available during the period from January to May, but are usually available at other times. 7′-9′ and larger sizes are not shippable by UPS. Quantity rates and wholesale rates available on request.