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Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Spectabilis' (Golden groove bamboo)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
5m
Max height
6m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Spectabilis'

Other names

Golden groove bamboo

Genus

Phyllostachys Phyllostachys

Variety or Cultivar

'Spectabilis' _ 'Spectabilis' is a tall, evergreen perennial bamboo with green-grooved, golden-yellow canes, which turn bright red in sun, fading to darker yellow with age.


Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Spectabilis' is: Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Foliage

Mid-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails Slugs , Snails

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Remove dead or damaged stems and thin out to show off stems to best effect.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Spectabilis' (Golden groove bamboo) will reach a height of 5m and a spread of 6m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Hedging/Screens, Sub-Tropical

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, humus-rich, moist, free-draining soil in full sun or partial shade in a sheltered position.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Spectabilis'

Other names

Golden groove bamboo

Genus

Phyllostachys Phyllostachys

Variety or Cultivar

'Spectabilis' _ 'Spectabilis' is a tall, evergreen perennial bamboo with green-grooved, golden-yellow canes, which turn bright red in sun, fading to darker yellow with age.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Foliage

Mid-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Remove dead or damaged stems and thin out to show off stems to best effect.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Spectabilis' (Golden groove bamboo) will reach a height of 5m and a spread of 6m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Hedging/Screens, Sub-Tropical

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, humus-rich, moist, free-draining soil in full sun or partial shade in a sheltered position.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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