Phyllostachys bambusoides can reach a height of 15–22 m and a diameter of 10–15 cm. The culms are dark green, quite thick and very straight. Leaves are dark green. New stalks emerge in late spring and grow quite rapidly, up to 1 meter each day. One plant produced culms growing a remarkable 47.6 inches (121 cm) in 24 hours. The flowering interval of this species is very long, about 120 years. This strong plant is in Asia one of the preferred bamboo for building and in the manufacture of furniture.