Yellow Grove Bamboo, Yellow Groove Bamboo
Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Spectabilis'

Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Phyllostachys (fy-lo-STAK-iss) (Info)
Species: aureosulcata (aw-ree-oh-sul-KAY-ta) (Info)
Cultivar: Spectabilis

Category:

Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Evergreen

Provides winter interest

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

San Leandro, California

Vista, California

Bridgeport, Connecticut

Abingdon, Maryland

Hulbert, Oklahoma

Portland, Oregon

Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

Ahtanum, Washington

Buckley, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
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Positive

On Aug 19, 2010, I_am_Mike from Yakima, WA wrote:

Here in zone 6 eastern Wa. this grows and spreads like mad that being said is why I made a hedge of it last fall using a barrier that is 40mil thick 28 inches deep. All I have to do is wait 3 years for a 10 or 12 foot evergreen hedge.

Neutral

On Feb 25, 2010, Clary from Lewisburg, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

Cold hardy bamboos are invasive in mid-Atlantic USA. They are well-adapted to our climate. Seeding is less of a problem than the rapid uncontrolled spread of bamboo plantings. While these exotic plants are interesting in gardens, many gardeners do not restrain them or consider the result of passing their property to a new owner who lacks interest in maintaining a garden.