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Phyllostachys_aureosulcata - McClure.

Common Name Yellow-Groove Bamboo
Family Poaceae or Gramineae
USDA hardiness 5-11
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Not known
Range E. Asia - N.E. China.
Edibility Rating    (4 of 5)
Other Uses    (2 of 5)
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating    (0 of 5)
Care (info)
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Phyllostachys_aureosulcata Yellow-Groove Bamboo


Phyllostachys_aureosulcata Yellow-Groove Bamboo

 

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Summary

An edible hardy running bamboo. The rootstock is running but only slightly so in the cooler climate of Britain. In warmer climates (e.g. US South West) it can spread indefinitely if not confined with an underground barrier. A good companion species to grow in a woodland because the plants are shallow rooted and do not compete with deep rooted trees.


Physical Characteristics

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Phyllostachys_aureosulcata is an evergreen Bamboo growing to 6 m (19ft) by 6 m (19ft).
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 6. It is in leaf all year. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Wind.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Plant Habitats

Edible Uses

Young shoots - raw or cooked. They have very little bitterness, even when eaten raw[183, 195]. The canes of plants grown in Britain are about 25mm in diameter[K], though they can reach up to 4cm in diameter[266]. The shoots are harvested in the spring when they are about 8cm above the ground, cutting them about 5cm below soil level. Young culms are green with yellow grooves.

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

The canes are not of the best quality but make good plant supports[195]. A good screen plant.

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Cultivation details

Requires a rich damp soil in a sheltered position. One report says that this is a very hardy plant, withstanding temperatures down to about -20°c, whilst another says that it dislikes prolonged exposure to hard frosts[200]. This species is notably resistant to honey fungus[200]. Plants only flower at intervals of many years. When they do come into flower most of the plants energies are directed into producing seed and consequently the plant is severely weakened. They sometimes die after flowering, but if left alone they will usually recover though they will look very poorly for a few years. If fed with artificial NPK fertilizers at this time the plants are more likely to die[122]. This is a good companion species to grow in a woodland because the plants are shallow rooted and do not compete with deep rooted trees[195]. The rootstock is running but only slightly so in the cooler climate of Britain. In warmer climates (e.g. US South West) it can spread indefinitely if not confined with an underground barrier. The bottoms of some culms have large kinks in them, this limits their use for timber etc but makes them more ornamental. Heat zone: 12-3.

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Plant Propagation

Seed - surface sow as soon as it is ripe in a greenhouse at about 20°c. Do not allow the compost to dry out. Germination usually takes place fairly quickly so long as the seed is of good quality, though it can take 3 - 6 months. Grow on in a lightly shaded place in the greenhouse until large enough to plant out. Seed is rarely available. Division in spring as new growth commences. Divisions from the open ground do not transplant well, so will need careful treatment and nurturing under cover in pots until at least late spring[238]. Division is best carried out in wet weather and small divisions will establish better than large clumps[238]. Another report says that you can take large divisions from established clumps and transfer them straight to their permanent positions, misting or drenching them frequently until they are established[200]. Basal cane cuttings in spring.

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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Phyllostachys aureosulcataYellow-Groove BambooBamboo6.0 5-11  LMHSNM402

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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Readers comment

Deenie Mindock   Mon Apr 28 07:33:29 2003

It took three years for new canes to appear--here 15 miles east of St Louis. But then each succeeding spring brings a more robust stand about five feet away from last years'. It is a real runner; I hope I can control it when it reaches the border of its alloted space.

Link: Bamboo Garden Nice site for descriptive info

Besenkar   Thu Mar 13 2008

Bambu Fidanligi Bambu yetiþticiliði

Besenkar   Mon Mar 10 2008

Bambu Fidanligi Bambu Üretimi- Bambooturkey

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