Phyllostachys meyeri is a evergreen Bamboo found in areas such as E. Asia - China. A member of the Gramineae family, Phyllostachys meyeri McClure is also known by its common name of Meyer Bamboo. The Bamboo can grow to a height of 5 meters and up to meters wide. The preferred habitat of the plant, with LMH soil and SN moisture levels. .

Meyer Bamboo is a zone 8 hardy plant that has medicinal uses - the medicinal usage rating of Meyer Bamboo is 0(Binary/Image)

Phyllostachys meyeri is a non flowering plant which is pollinated by Wind.

Cultivation tips: Prefers a rich damp soil in a sheltered position and some shade[200]. Grows well in a woodland. It is estimated that plants will be hardy to about -20°c[195]. Another report says that this species is not hardy in the colder areas of the country, it tolerates temperatures down to between -5 and -10°c[200]. This is a good companion species to grow in a woodland because the plants have shallow root systems that do not compete with deep tree roots[195]. This species is notably resistant to honey fungus[200]. Plants only flower at intervals of many years. When they do come into flower most of the plants energies are directed into producing seed and consequently . The plant is severely weakened. They sometimes die after flowering, but if left alone they will usually recover though they will look very poorly for a few years. If fed with artificial NPK fertilizers at this time the plants are
more likely to die[122].

. The plant should best be propagated by Seed - surface sow as soon as it is ripe in a greenhouse at about 20°c. Do not allow the compost to dry out. Germination usually takes place fairly quickly so long as the seed is of good quality, though it can take 3 - 6 months. Grow on in a lightly shaded place in the greenhouse until large enough to plant out. Seed is rarely available. Division in spring as new growth commences. Divisions from the open ground do not transplant well, so will need careful treatment and nurturing under cover in pots until at least late spring[238]. Division is best carried out in wet weather and small divisions will establish better than large clumps[238]. Another report says that you can take large divisions from established clumps and transfer them straight to their permanent positions, misting or drenching them frequently until they are established[200]. Basal cane cuttings in spring.