Photo copyright: Jed Doty, 1997

 

Phyllostachys bambusoides 'Castillon'
Common Names: Castillon
Kimmei Madake (Japanese)

Expected Height: 35 feet
Diameter: 2.5 inches
Hardiness: 5

USDA Zone recommended 7 through 10

Bright yellow at sheath fall, this is one of our most beautiful bamboos. This bamboo flowered along with Phyllostachys bambusoides in the 1960s. It was saved in China and Japan, from where it was re-imported to Germany and then into the United States by The American Bamboo Society. It is slower spreading than most other Phyllostachys.

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