photo copyright: Noah Bell, 2006
photo copyright: Ned Jaquith 2004
This form has no common name
Typical northwest height: 15 to 20 feet
Typical northwest diameter: 1.25 inches
Minimum USDA zone 7a through 10
Golden bamboo with a green culm and a yellow sulcus
(groove). It has the same interesting distorted culms as the species. This is a form of
Phyllostachys aurea and is not the same as Yellow Groove Bamboo. Opposite
colored bamboo can be planted together for a very interesting effect; try
mixing 'Flavescens Inversa' with the form,
'Koi'. We did such a planting in
This plant makes an excellent privacy screen, see
Phyllostachys aurea for picture.
This colorful form has the same growth habit as the original plant.