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Yellow Groove Bamboo, Spectabilis Bamboo (Phyllostachys Aureosulcata)

Categorized as: Bamboo,Ornamental Grass

May 12, 2010 | 10776 Views | 0 Comments

Spectabilis Bamboo This aptly named form of "Yellow Groove Bamboo" is both rare and beautiful. Its colors are reversed from the species, i.e., it has bright yellow culms with a green sulcus. It is the hardiest bamboo with yellow and green striped color pattern. Like the other forms of the species, this bamboo makes an excellent hedge or screen due to its fast, upright growth. When grown in a sunny location, the new culms have a spectacular red highlight in the spring and early summer. Typical diameter is about 2" wide.

Family: Poaceae
Genus: Phyllostachys
Species: Aureosulcata
Cultivar: 'Spectabilis'

Spectabilis Bamboo


USDA Zone 6a: to -10 °F
USDA Zone 6b: to -5 °F
USDA Zone 7a: to 0 °F
USDA Zone 7b: to 5 °F
USDA Zone 8a: to 10 °F
USDA Zone 8b: to 15 °F
USDA Zone 9a: to 20 °F
USDA Zone 9b: to 25 °F


20-30 ft.

Light Exposure:

Full Sun
10% to 40% Shade

Growth Rate:


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