Oregon LCB#8491 • 489 NW Creswell Lane, Albany, Oregon • 541-223-8555
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     Phyllostachys atrovaginata

              (Incense Bamboo)
     Phyllostachys aurea
(Fish Pole or Golden Bamboo)
     Phyllostachys aureosulcata

     Phyllostachys bambusoides
(Japanese Timber Bamboo)
     Phyllostachys bambusoides

     Phyllostachys dulcis
(Sweetshoot Bamboo)
     Phyllostachys edulis
     Phyllostachys heteroclada
(Water Bamboo)
     Phyllostachys nigra
(Black Bamboo)
     Phyllostachys nigra ‘Bory’
(Tiger Bamboo)
     Phyllostachys nigra ‘Henon’
     Phyllostachys vivax
(Chinese Timber Bamboo)
     Qiongzhuea tumidissinoda
(Chinese Walking Stick Bamboo)

Clumping Bamboos
     Fargesia robusta

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         Phyllostachys aureosulcata ‘Spectabilis’

Other names:  "Spectabilis"

Statistics:  Height:  20-30 feet   Diameter:  1-2 inches

Spectabilis is a bright yellow bamboo.  It is one of the “crook-stem” bamboos with dramatic kinks in the lower portions of its culms.  Its culms are rather rough, feeling like 80 grit sandpaper.  Spectabilis is very attractive with its dark green sulcus set off by bright yellow.  Its shoots come up in early spring and are often pink in color.  They are fine eating if you have extras.  Spectabilis is happy growing densely, and usually grows 20-30 feet tall.   It's popular for screens and hedges.

Bright new Spectabilis shoots in May.

Deep summer shades of Spectabilis culms.

Noteworthy kinks--typical of the family P. aureosulcata.

New shoots in March, nice pink/purple stripes.

Spectabilis is a fearsome runner and you can see how prolific it is by the way the shoots come up like little marching toy soldiers at very regular intervals.

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