Yellow Groove Bamboo

(Phyllostachys aureosulcata)

Full Sun to part shade. Tall, running, edible shoots, up to 2″ diameter

An attractive green bamboo with a yellow groove. A small percentage of canes display a unique zig zag growth pattern. In optimal conditions it can reach a height of up to 35 ft, with a culm diameter of 2.25 inches diameter. Our grove (in poor soil but with ample moisture) maintained about a 1″ diameter for the first 8 years, and now at 14 years we have a few canes approaching 2″ diameter. “Running” bamboo is invasive. Plant in an area that you can mow at least a 6′ wide path around, bury 2′ deep dividers to block runners, or just plan on keeping shoots snapped off on a regular basis where you don’t want it to spread. Tender new shoots are edible, and easy to pick. . .

Quart pots $6, Gallon* pots $12

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