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Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Spectabilis'

Maximum height: 32 ft.
(More often 15 ft.- 20 ft. for us)
Maximum diameter: 1 3/4 in.
(More often 1 in.)
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 bamboo grows from 25 to 32 feet in height. The culm diameter may reach up to two inches. Some culms have a crook near the base.

It's cold hardy down to -10ºF. It's the most cold hardy of the yellow and green striped bamboo varieties. It grows best in full sun to partial shade with at least six hours of direct sunlight a day.

The striking yellow and green stripe pattern makes it ideal for a focal point in the landscape. It's also ideal for hedges and privacy screening. When grown in the brightest of sunlight there will be red highlights on the new culms in the spring and early summer.


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