photo copyright: Jed Doty, Bamboo Garden 2019    
Showing yellow groove on sulcus of cane.

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Phyllostachys aureosulcata
Common Name: Yellow Groove  

Expected Height: 30 feet
Diameter: 2 inches
Hardiness: -10 F
Recommended for USDA zone 5 through 10

A hardy bamboo that has a yellow strip on a dark green culm. This is one of the hardiest bamboos. Although one out of about 10 culms have abrupt zig-zags in the lower portion, it is rigidly upright, which makes it good to plant near a walk or driveway to create an evergreen screen for privacy.  Phyllostachys aureosulcata usually begins shooting for us here in Portland during the second week in February. A fast and reliable grower in almost any climate.

This plant has several colorful cultivars such as P. aureosulcata 'Spectabilis'  and P. aureosulcata 'Aureocaulis'

photo copyright: Noah Bell, Bamboo Garden 2019