Spectabilis Yellow Groove Bamboo

Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Spectabilis'

A moderate-sized running bamboo with soft green foliage and vigorous vertical growth. Spreads by underground stems. Soft foliage and upright growth make it an ideal for container plantings and privacy screens. When grown in full sun, the hollow stems develop a beautiful burgundy coloration in spring and summer. Evergreen.
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5 - 11

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Full sun, Partial sun

Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.


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Botanical Pronunciationfil-oh-STAY-kis a-ree-o-sul-KA-ta speck-TAB-ih-liss
Average Size at MaturityQuickly reaches 25 ft. tall; can be kept at 12 to 15 ft. tall with pruning.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBarrier, Container, Erosion Control, Privacy Screen, Windbreak
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureNaturalizes Well, Tolerates Wet Soils, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing, Pet Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.

Thrives in humus-rich, well-drained soils. Spreads by rhizomes and can become invasive; best contained in a non-perforated pot with the lip above soil level. Protect root zone with a 4 to 6-inch layer of mulch to protect in harsh winter regions. Remove older canes and new shoots at the base to thin and reduce vigor.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5 - 11

Your climate may be too cold for this plant