This is Phyllostachys edulis, also known as Moso-Chiku, and Tortoise shell bamboo. Edulis is latin for edible, which refers to its edible shoots. This bamboo is widely used in the bamboo textile industry in China. Growing up to 90 feet tall, this plant likes to grow in full sun. This bamboo is the largest hardy species of bamboo in the world. USDA Hardiness Zones 6 to 9.