Scientific name: Phyllostachys heterocycla (Carr.) Mitford cv. Pubescens Tree height: 10-20m / 33-66ft Sowing time: autumn or spring Germination days: 5 to 10 days Shoot stage: April Flower stage: May to August
1. Soak the seed with water for half hour, then disinfect the seed with 0.3% potassium permanganate for 2 to 4 hours 2. Clean the seed with water and soak them for 24 hours 3. Take out the seed and dry them for 1 to 2 hours 4. Dig a few small holes in the soil, then sow 3 to 4 seeds in each hole, cover with soil about 0.75in 5. Cover with straw and sprinkle profoundly water 6. Keep the soil wet and weed during germination. 7. It can be transplanted after the seedling grows up 10 to 15cm (4 to 6").