Common name: Yellow groove bamboo, Zigzag bamboo

Native to: China

 

A running bamboo with a distinctive yellow stripe in the culm groove (or sulcus). Evergreen, sometimes called 'Zig-Zag Bamboo' because of the behaviour of some of the canes at their bases. Very straight, neat, well organised looking plant with yellow canes, growing to 6 or 7 metres. An aggressive spreader, its dense upright growth makes a good hedge or privacy screen.

Phyllostachys aureosulcata (Yellow)

Ksh500.00Price
  • Native / exotic: Exotic

    Aspect: Full sun

    Flowers: No flowers

    Fragrance: None

    Foliage: Evergreen

    Growth habit: Upright, running and spreading

    Hardiness: Hardy but not drought resistant

    Height: Up to 9 metres

    Spread: Up to 5 metres

    Soil requirements: Prefers moist well-drained soils. Keep well mulched

    Uses: Cultivated mainly as an ornamental, this species is also among the best for edible shoot production, being free of acrid flavor even when raw. An aggressive spreader, its dense upright growth makes a good hedge or privacy screen.

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