Phyllostachys vivax - Vivax Bamboo Features: Like Phllostachys Bambusoides except culms thinner walled and white powdery band below each node. Height: Phyllostachys vivax reaches approx. 40 feet tall** with a culm diameter of 4 inches. Exposure: For Vivax Bamboo bamboo, allow Full Sun, Partial Sun. Minimum Temperature: As low as -5°F: USDA Zone . Type: Phyllostachys vivax is a Running or Invasive bamboo plant.