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Phyllostachys aurea 'Flavescens Inversa'

Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Phyllostachys (fy-lo-STAK-iss) (Info)
Species: aurea (AW-re-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Flavescens Inversa

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8 members have or want this plant for trade.

Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

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:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive james78070 On Apr 2, 2012, james78070 from SPRING BRANCH, TX wrote:

This bamboo grows well in south central Texas. I live just north of San Antonio and I purchased several from a nursery that were 6 feet tall in summer 2011. Extremely hot and dry that summer so I got them in the ground and watered them regularly. March 2012 the plants are sending up dozens of vigerous shoots that are taller than the original plant! I will have a screen from the view of my neighbors in no time at all.

Word of caution this is considered an invasive plant when grown in hot and wet regions. It is probably one of the most successful bamboo plants in southern US. It can be drought tolerant when established and not grow much during dry years, then will grow like crazy when there is a warm wet spring. I am trying to contain mine but my soil is so rocky if it does make it out of the enclosure it will have a tough time spreading. if it makes it out I can mow the shoots - once a cane is cut it never grows again.


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

Mountain Home, Arkansas
Vista, California
Palm Bay, Florida
Hinesville, Georgia
Volcano, Hawaii
New Orleans, Louisiana
Abingdon, Maryland
Wilmington, North Carolina
Turner, Oregon
Spring Branch, Texas

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