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Green Stripe Vivax Giant Timber Bamboo
Green Stripe Vivax Giant Timber Bamboo Grows well in Ashburn! Out Of Stock
Green Stripe Vivax Giant Timber Bamboo
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Grows InZone 6B · -5° to 0° F through Zone 11 · Above 40° F
Grows in Ashburn! (Learn More)
Sun ExposureFull / Mostly Sun
Soil DrainageWell Drained
Resistent ToDeer Resistant, Heat
Foliage ColorMedium Green
Average Height50' to 70'
Average Width.5' to 1'
AttractsWildlife, Songbirds / Birds
Additional Information About Green Stripe Vivax Giant Timber Bamboo


Green Stripe Bamboo, Phyllostachys Vivax 'Aureocaulis', is a spectacular rare collector species that has not been in the U.S. long. A majestic giant with bright yellow canes and random dark green stripes is truly remarkable. It is the most cold hardy of the large timber bamboos and establishes very quickly. The oral setae and auricles are absent from the culm sheaths. There is also white pin striping on many of the green leaves. As always with giant timber species, it is difficult to produce small 2 and 3 gallon sizes. That is why availability is very limited.

Green Stripe 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: Too large
Crafts: Good
Edible: Excellent
Hedge: Too tall
Indoor: Too large
Ornamental: Excellent
Privacy Screen: 
Specimen: High branches
Wood Quality: Excellent


USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 6A-11
Type: Running, moderate
Height: Up to 70', incooler regions maybe 50'
Spread: 10'+ with no control
Culm Diameter: 5"
Sun: Full to Mostly Sun
Soil: Average, well-drained
Growth Rate: Fast



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