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Yellow Groove Bamboo Phyllostachys aureosulcata

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Description

Bamboo with a yellow strip up its 2" culms. It has excellent winter hardiness but be careful where you plant it as it can be weedy and spread by runners.    Plant near a walkway or driveway to make a nice privacy screen on the background of a landscape for a vertical element.  It tolerates drought, air pollution and being planted near black walnut trees.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  No serious problems.  

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#drought tolerant#weedy#bamboo#winter interest#air pollution tolerant#playground#black walnut#hedges#fast growing#privacy#children's garden#naturalizes#screening#background#walkways#driveway#vertical spaces
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#drought tolerant#weedy#bamboo#winter interest#air pollution tolerant#playground#black walnut#hedges#fast growing#privacy#children's garden#naturalizes#screening#background#walkways#driveway#vertical spaces
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Phyllostachys
    Species:
    aureosulcata
    Family:
    Poaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    China
    Play Value:
    Pieces Used in Games
    Screening
    Dimensions:
    Height: 12 ft. 0 in. - 18 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 12 ft. 0 in. - 25 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ornamental Grass
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Erect
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    12-24 feet
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Green
    Fruit Type:
    Caryopsis
    Fruit Description:
    Seed is in the form of a grain and blooms once every 20 years or more
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Cream/Tan
    Green
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Olive green 7" long lanceolate leaves are hairy at the base.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Culms have zig zags in the lower portion. Upper culms are upright.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Pool/Hardscape
    Recreational Play Area
    Vertical Spaces
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Children's Garden
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Hedge
    Screen/Privacy
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Black Walnut
    Drought
    Pollution
    Problems:
    Weedy