photo copyright: Noah Bell, 2006


photo copyright: Ned Jaquith 2004

Phyllostachys aurea 'Flavescens Inversa'
This form has no common name

Maximum height: 30 feet
Typical northwest height: 15 to 20 feet
Typical northwest diameter: 1.25 inches
Hardiness: 0 F

Minimum USDA zone 7
a 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, Phyllostachys aurea 'Koi'. We did such a planting in Portland's Chinese Garden.
    This plant makes an excellent privacy screen, see Phyllostachys aurea for picture. This colorful form has the same growth habit as the original plant.

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