Lewis Bamboo Nursery

Phyllostachys Aureosulcata
'Yellow Groove'

Bamboo cane
Phyllostachys aureosulcata

Phyllostachys  aureosulcata
'Yellow Groove Bamboo'

Plant introduction number (PI) into the U.S. 55713

Great for Privacy Screening
Average mature size 2.0" x  40'
Hardy to  -5 F

One of our top picks for very cold areas in need of privacy screening.

 The culm (cane) sheaths are pale green with creamy streaks. Auricles and oral setae are present on mid culm. Can be absent on lower and upper portions of the culms. A very upright species at maturity. Less aggressive in cooler climates. Yellow Groove is from Jiangsu and Zhejiang in east China.
2 gallon (2'-3') - $45 - Call
3 gallon (4'+) $65

Available Sizes

Climate Zone 5 or warmer
Sun or Shade

Large division $90 and up

To order or if can help in anyway,
please call us at 1-877-RZN-CANE
or 205-292-0536

Questions about this bamboo?

Before pictureAfter picture
Before Aureosulcata was installedAfter Aureosulcata was planted.
Zigzag pattern of Yellow GroveThis bamboo is widely used as an ornamental because of the occasional zigzag pattern that occurs in the lower quarter of the culms. The culms also have a rough or sandpaper feel.
This is a great species for privacy screens. It can get larger in warm climates but makes thick lower growing privacy screen in climate zone 6 and colder. We have personally recorded this species at 46 feet and 2.6 inches in diameter in climate zone 7. In climate zone 6 expect max height to be around 20 feet.Roger and Roger, Jr. in a mature grove of Phyllostachys aureosulcata (Yellow Groove Bamboo)
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Here is a Aureosulcata privacy screen next to a house.This thick screen hides the entrance to the garage.
Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Yellow Groove'This culm is approaching maturity of 2 inches. This bamboo is very cold hardy and grown widely in the United States. The culms are very erect, making it suitable for planting around paths and roads. The shoots are edible.
Aureosulcata is also very cold hardy. We have customers growing this cold hardy species in parts of Minnesota, in the Missouri Botanical Gardens, University of Minnesota Arboretum, Iowa and Nebraska. One of our customers in zone 3b/4a Wisconsin where temperatures have gone to -30  reported his 'yellow groove' dies back in the Winter months. It comes back each Spring 6 to 8 feet tall from a 5 year old planting. Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Yellow Groove'
Phyllostachys AureosulcataA very cold hardy bamboo, it averages 10 to 12 feet in height by .75 inch diameter at the Denver Zoo after 12 years and appears that this will be the mature average height at that elevation and climate zone 5.

Photo to the left shows a few hundred of the 3 gallon 'Yellow Groove' we prepared for shipping via mail order.

Bamboo Identification Growing Habits
Screening Bamboo Cold Hardy Screens