Photo copyright: Jed Doty, 1997

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Phyllostachys viridis
'Robert Young'
Common name: Robert Young

Maximum Height: 40 feet, 30-35 avg.
Diameter: 3 inches
Hardiness: 0 F
USDA Zone recommended 7
through 10
New culms are pea green in color with dark brown speckled culm sheaths. The culms later turn yellow with a few randomly placed dark green stripes. Looks and grows best when grown in a warm sunny place. Dark colored culm sheaths on the new shoots contrast greatly with the deep yellow culms. Highly desired ornamental.


Photo copyright: Noah Bell, 2008