This newly discovered form is bright yellow with multiple random narrow green stripes on the culm. Like all forms of Phyllostachys aureosulcata it has many culms with sharp bends near the base but is very erect and makes a good hedge or screen. Also like other yellow forms of Phyllostachys aureosulcata this bamboo will turn a beautiful orange-magenta when exposed to bright sun for a period while the new culms are hardening in the early summer. (the first photo on this page is an extreme example). Not a sport of Harbin, this bamboo does not have the multiple vertical ridges characteristic of that plant.