Common name: Crookstem bamboo
Native to: China
A running bamboo with a distinctive stripe in the culm groove, often grown as an ornamental.The all-green cultivar 'Alata' is also known as "crookstem bamboo" due to its characteristic culm bends common to this species and is a larger cultivar than the yellow form.
Phyllostachys aureosulcata "Alata" (Green)
Native / exotic: Exotic
Aspect: Full sun
Flowers: No flowers
Growth habit: Upright, running, lower stems are crooked
Hardiness: Hardy but not drought resistant
Height: Up to 9 metres
Spread: Up to 10 metres(agressive spreader)
Soil requirements: Prefers moist well-drained soils. Keep well mulched
Uses: Ornamental, hedgesand also used for edible shoot production.