Photo copyright: Jed Doty, 1997

Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Alata'
Common Name: Crookstem Bamboo

Expected Height: 30 feet
Diameter: 2 inches
Hardiness: -10 F
Recommended USDA zone 5 through 10

This is the all-green form of Yellow Groove Bamboo. It has many culms with sharp bends near the base. This attribute gives this plant its common name. This form is larger than the species. Crookstem bamboo although having the crooks near the base is very erect and makes a good hedge or screen.
 
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Photo copyright: Ned Jaquith, 2002