Geographic Origin: Originates from China, notably the provinces around Shanghai of Jiangsu and Zhejiang.
Adult size: 6 metres or greater in height.
Diameter of cane: 1.5 to 5cm.
Type of soil: Moist and deep. Does not like excessive chalk.
Exposure: Partial shade or sun.
Root development: Runner root system (spreading variety).
Properties and uses:
The canes of the Phyllostachys aureosulcata f. spectabilis are sun yellow in colour and streaked with green. At their base the canes have a "zig-zag" form and are rough to the touch.
This bamboo is ideal for hedging but is equally happy in a pot or planter.