Phyllostachys aureosulcata

Phyllostachys aureosulcata, is commonly called yellow groove bamboo for the dull yellow color of its sulcus.  This is a vigorous spreader that can reach over 40’ in height, with a culm diameter a little over 2”.  In a mature grove, the canopy forms about 6’ off the ground, exposing the wonderful crooks that randomly appear on many of the culms. Very fun!  This bamboo is also one of the hardiest Phyllostachys, down to -15 degrees F.  In western Washington its lush green foliage is at its best during the winter.  It’s perfect for blocking that view over the top of a six foot fence, or as a specimen grove in a larger area.  If you are willing to do the work, it can also be contained in a smaller area with annual rhizome pruning.  Like most bamboos of the genus, it will do best in full sun, growing in organically rich, well-drained slightly acid soil. P. aureosulcata f. alata is a solid green form.

Available plants:

Phyllostachys aureosulcata f. alata #10
Phyllostachys aureosulcata f. alata #15