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Spectabilis Green Groove Bamboo

Spectabilis Green Groove Bamboo

(Poaceae Phyllostachys Aureosulcata Spectabilis)

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    Phyllostachys Aureosulcata 'Spectabilis' is a fast and moderate growing ornamental grass that can be grown in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 5A through 11. It matures to an average height of 15 feet to 30 feet and an average width of 6 inches to 1 foot, depending on climate and other environmental factors. It prefers growing in a location that provides full sun, morning sun with afternoon shade, morning shade with afternoon sun or filtered sun and grows best when planted in loam, clay or silt soil that is well drained. The foliage is medium green in color. It attracts visual attention and is resistant to deer and heat.

    Spectabilis Yellow Groove Bamboo can be useful in the landscape in mass plantings, as a buffer or screen, as a background, in landscape beds or islands or as a hedge and also in theme gardens.


    Green Groove is a beautiful collector species not commonly available. It's unusual yellow and green striped canes grow dense to give you a great colorful screen. Bright yellow coloration of the canes with the green stripe in the sulcus grooves is absolutely beautiful. Even more, the dark foliage contrasts wonderfully with the yellow canes. It is very cold hardy, handling -15 degrees temperatures, with growing habits similar to 'Yellow Groove'.  This variety handles windy sites much better than 'Yellow Groove'.

    Green Groove is a running bamboo, which means it spreads. Bamboo can be easily controlled in a small area (a normal city yard) simply by mowing or stepping on the young shoots. Keep in mind that running bamboo only puts up new shoots for a short time each year, and when they are "shooting", the new plants are very fragile and easy to destroy.  New shoots could also be used for culinary purposes and cooked, much like asparagus.  Root pruning, a Bamboo Root Barrier or growing plants in above- or below-ground containers are other methods to control spread.

    Gardener Direct also carries Bamboo fertilizer and planting soil containing Biochar, a highly porous material that allows for long term water and nutrient holding capabilities. 


    Containers/Pots: Good
    Crafts: Good
    Edible: Good
    Hedge: Good
    Indoor: Too large
    Ornamental: Excellent
    Privacy Screen:  Excellent
    Specimen: Good, in containers
    Wood Quality: Excellent


    USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 5-10
    Type: Running
    Height: 25-30'
    Spread: 10'+ with no control
    Culm Diameter: 1.5 to 2"
    Sun: Full Sun or Part Shade
    Soil: Average
    Growth Rate: Fast



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