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Phyllostachys aureosulcata

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Photo Courtesy of Fernridge Landscaping

Photo Courtesy of Fernridge Landscaping

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

Interesting Notes:

Culms (stems) emerge from the ground at their ultimate thickness; they do not thicken with age.

Zone:

5

Height:

8-10 m

Spread:

10-12 m
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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

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Fast
Fast
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Heat Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Evergreen
Evergreen

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average
Average to Dry Soils

Habit

Vase-shape
Multi-stem/Clump form
Upright

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Screening (privacy)
Specimen

 Suitable Substitutions for Phyllostachys aureosulcata

Erianthus ravennae

Erianthus ravennae

Plume Grass