Average mature size 3 " x 45' Hardy to 5 F
Phyllostachys viridis 'Robert Young'
'Robert Young Bamboo'
Sun to Part Shade
The canes of this Chinese giant are buttery yellow with random green stripes. This little brother of P. viridis also grows fast, but not as quick as the typical form. The new canes are light green with darker green stripes. With time, the canes turn butter yellow and the stripes remain dark green. This species also like clay based soil conditions The sheath auricles and oral setae are absent.
This species is doing great in the northwest. In Seattle our customers reported that it acts like a clumping bamboo more than a runner. We have no reports from foliage damage for single digit temps. Our groves have seen plenty of windy winters with temps. into the teens with no damage. This is a very decorative species and highly sought after.
I recommend this species for USDA Climate Zones 6 and warmer.
2 gallon - $45
3 gallon - $65
|Climate Zone 6 or warmer|
Sun or Shade
Large Field dug divisions $125
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