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Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Harbin'

Maximum height: 25 ft.
(Yet unknown for zone 5)
Maximum diameter: 2 in.
(Yet unknown for zone 5)
Minimum temperature: -10ºF
(The roots are at least 10ºF more hardy.)

Digging season -
We have found that the best time to dig species in the Phyllostachys genus is late October to early November.

Species in this genus are sometimes dug in June and ready to be planted in September. This dig timing depends on an abundance of rain. A summer drought eliminates the possibility of a June dig.

Occasionally the digging season for this genus can begin as soon as April, provided that the groves haven't received too much winter wind burn. To be on the safe side, orders for species in this genus should be placed before April 15th.

They would be dug between April and November. The timing of a bamboo dig is very weather dependent, with the most likely case being late October for this genus.

This unique striped bamboo has multiple grooves and raised ridges around the culms that give it a very striking appearance. It's the tops of the ridges that are striped in yellow.

The recesses of the groves being a dark green further adds to the contrast that further intensifies the visual appeal of the unusual texture of the culms.

We've noticed that 'Harbin' seems to be of smaller stature and has a slightly slower growth rate than that of 'Harbin-Inversa'.

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