Phyllostachys Viridis 'Sulphurea'. Edible Bamboo.
Phyllostachys Viridis 'Sulphurea' is a very large graceful and attractive bamboo. Growing up to 30ft in height with canes of diameter up to 10cm. Hardy down to -20 degrees, it's tall, strong, green canes mature to become a beautiful golden colour sometimes having a dark green striation and densely covered in light green lance shaped leaves. New shoots are produced around May time which are edible hence it's common name. In cooler climates shoot production is slow so it doesnt tend to run and usually behaves itself in the UK climate. This eye-catching bamboo is perfect for providing both a visual and a sound barrier in the shape of a hedge. Alternatively they look great as a single specimen plant.
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PHYLLOSTACHYS VIRIDIS 'SULPHUREA'. Edible Bamboo.
Latin Name: Phyllostachys Viridis 'Sulphurea.
Common Name: Edible Bamboo. Kou Chiku. Ougan-Kou Chiku
Origin: East China. East Asia.
Hardiness: Hardy down to -20 degrees.
Growth Characteristics: Large evergreen bamboo. Tall arching upright canes which turn golden on maturity sometimes with a green striation. Light green feathery leaves. Edible shoots. To restrict growth a rigid non-perishable root barrier can be used if desired although this variety does not usually run too much in the UK climate.
Sunlight: Full sun/partial shade.
Soil: loam. Well drained.
Moisture: Keep moist but avoid water- logging.
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