Photo copyright: Ned Jaquith, Bamboo Garden 2019

Photo copyright: Dain Sansome, Bamboo Garden 2019

Phyllostachys glauca 'Yunzhu'
Max Height: 35 feet
Diameter: 2 inches
Hardiness: 0F
USDA Zone recommended 6b through 10

This bamboo with spotted culms is native to the northern regions of China. It can grow in hilly areas, plains and flood lands. It can tolerate dry conditions and a slightly alkaline soil. 'Yunzhu' does not develop the bluish cast that the species is known for, but does develop spots with age. As the culms age the spots merge and new darker spots form on the old spots (see photo below) .  The new culm sheaths are also very attractive.

New shoots

Photo copyright: Ned Jaquith, Bamboo Garden  2019

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