Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Spectabilis'


Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Spectabilis', is a cultivar of P. aureosulcata, aptly named for its beautifully colored culms.  New shoots emerge yellow/lime-green striped with a green sulcus and blushed with red/purple-magenta patches on the internodes.  As culms mature, their purple color fades and they turn a deeper yellow, retaining the green sulcus.  The purple and cream-striped leaf sheaths, and crooks in the base of the culms also add to the beauty of this bamboo.  It reaches a height of around 30’ with a maximum diameter of 1.5”.  In western Washington, it retains its lush, green foliage through winter, and is reportedly cold hardy to -15 degrees F.  Grows best in full sun (best coloring) but does well in partially shaded areas too.

Available plants:

Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Spectabilis' #7
P. aureosulcata 'Spectabilis'#10
P. aureosulcata 'Spectabilis' #15
P. aureosulcata 'Spectabilis' #20
P. aureosulcata 'Spectabilis' #25