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Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Spectabilis'

Maximum height: 32 ft.
(More often 15 ft.- 20 ft. for us)
Maximum diameter: 1 3/4 in.
(More often 1 in.)
Minimum temperature: -10ºF
(The roots are at least 10ºF more hardy.)

Species in the Phyllostachys genus are often dug in June and ready in September. Occasionally the digging season for this genus can begin as soon as April. To be on the safe side, orders for species in this genus should be placed before April 15th.

This bamboo grows from 25 to 32 feet in height. The culm diameter may reach up to two inches. Some culms have a crook near the base.

It's cold hardy down to -10ºF. It's the most cold hardy of the yellow and green striped bamboo varieties. It grows best in full sun to partial shade with at least six hours of direct sunlight a day.

The striking yellow and green stripe pattern makes it ideal for a focal point in the landscape. It's also ideal for hedges and privacy screening. When grown in the brightest of sunlight there will be red highlights on the new culms in the spring and early summer.


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