More About Phyllostachys aureosulcata
- Semi-evergreen running bamboo
- It is named for the yellow grooves which appear on the new culms (stems)
- Main stems are dark green with yellow striping above each node
- This is a very upright species with dense branching and olive-green leaves
- Plants can form dense colonies over time
Culms (stems) emerge from the ground at their ultimate thickness; they do not thicken with age.
Yellow Groove Bamboo Growing and Maintenance Tips
Best grown in an average soil, in full or partial sun. This species spreads aggressively by rhizomes and can send up new shoots 6 metres away from the parent plant. To help contain the spread of this bamboo, plant in a heavy plastic tub, dig a trench about 80 cm deep and install a fibreglass, cement or metal barrier, or leave a trench about 25 cm deep around the plant and cut the rhizomes every few days when they cross the trench.
Phyllostachys aureosulcata Characteristics
Moist to Average
Average to Dry Soils
Foliage ColorGreen (dark)
Landscape usesScreening (privacy)