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Phyllostachys aureosulcata f. Spectabilis


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Plant type

Hardy perennial


Colourful bark, Dramatic foliage



Skill level


photo by J S Sira, copyright GAP Photos (24060)

Plant details

This clump-forming bamboo has distinctive zig-zagging canes that change colour in different conditions. The green stems turn red in full sun, and dark yellow with maturity. A relative rarity in the domestic garden, its height makes it an ideal screening plant. Whilst not one of the most invasive bamboos, it will spread. Keep it in check by growing in a container.

Family: Poaceae

Genus: Phyllostachys

Species: aureosulcata

Cultivar: f. Spectabilis

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Foliage colour: Light green

Feature: Colourful bark, Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 800cm

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hi every body i have a bamboo plant to which i have just seperated in to two containers i have waterd them well but come winter will i have to fetch them under cover or can bamboo stay out in winter

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