Yellow (Golden) Groove Bamboo
Yellow Groove Bamboo aka Golden Groove is a part of the Phyllostachys genus of bamboo. It is prevalent in the United States. It is also know as yellow grove bamboo. They are unique in the way the bottom of the culms form a zig-zag pattern, as seen in the picture below.The culms are bright green and have a distinct yellow stripe along the sulcus. Establishment of this strain is fairly easy compared to similar species. It can survive for long periods without water, and and grows well in colder climates. When properly contained it is ideal as a screening bamboo.
It is a running bamboo, which means that it is invasive by nature. It can send rhizomes up to 20 feet in any direction of the main plant in a single growing season. These will have to be contained if a shoot pops up in an undesirable location.
English Name: Yellow Groove Bamboo
Max Height: 45' (14 m)
Max Diameter: 2.25 inches (6 cm)
Minimum Temp:-15°F (-26°C)
Light Exposure: Full sun
Rhizome System: Running