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Spectabilis Green Groove Bamboo
Spectabilis Green Groove Bamboo Grows well in Ashburn! Out Of Stock
Spectabilis Green Groove Bamboo

Poaceae Phyllostachys Aureosulcata Spectabilis

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Cannot ship to: Alaska, California, Hawaii
Grows InZone 5A · -20° to -15° F through Zone 11 · Above 40° F
Grows in Ashburn! (Learn More)
Sun ExposureFull / Mostly Sun, Morning Sun / Evening Shade, Morning Shade / Evening Sun, Dappled Light / Filtered Sun
Soil DrainageWell Drained
Resistent ToDeer Resistant, Heat
Foliage ColorMedium Green
Average Height15' to 20', 20' to 30'
Average Width.5' to 1'
AttractsVisual Attention
Additional Information About Spectabilis Green Groove Bamboo

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 as a buffer or screen, as a background or in landscape beds or islands 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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