Phyllostachys aureosulcata ‘Spectabilis’

Green Groove Bamboo

(11 customer reviews)

From: £76.95

Green Grove Bamboo is one of the best all round performers in the large bamboo category. It features glossy light green leaves, with bright yellow and solid green streaked culms.

The culms of Phyllostachys aureosucata ‘Spectabilis’ are generally very upright in growth, but the lower growth will sometimes appear with striking, strongly zig-zagged internodes. If positioned in the right sunlight the golden culms of Spactabilis will become lightly tinged with reddish hues.


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Origin: Eastern China
Genus: Phyllostachys
Species / Cultivar: aureosulcata 'Spectabilis'
Common Name: Green Groove Bamboo

Plant Biography

The ‘Spectabilis’ cultivar is the hardiest bamboo with a yellow-green striped pattern. The culms of this cultivar take on a bright yellow colour at sheath fall, the time when the new shoots reach their full height in late spring, and are lined with solid green grooves (sulcus). When grown in full-sun the highlight tinge Spectabilis acquires appears in a streaking reddish colour.

Native to East China, the name aureosulcata is derived from Latin meaning ‘golden’ and sulcus meaning ‘furrow’. This species is upright growing, with narrow stature, perfect for use as a tall screen in the garden.

Phyllostachys aureosulcata ‘Spectabilis’
Soil: Moist but Well Drained
Soil that allows water to drain at a moderate rate, without the water pooling.
Growth Rate: Fast
Expect to see prolific growth, especially during growing season.
Water Requirement: High
Likely to require supplementary watering in warmer months, even once established.
Maintenance: Low
Minimal skill or input needed beyond the basics, a very independent plant.
Situation: Full Sun to Part Shade
Enjoys direct sun most of the day, but tolerant of fewer sunlit hours or light dappling.
Eventual Height: 6-9m
The plant's ultimate height in typical growing conditions.
Eventual Spread: 3m
The plant's ultimate spread in typical growing conditions.
Hardiness: Fully Hardy
Will survive unprotected outdoors in most areas of the UK, even in the harshest winters.
Habit: Evergreen
Always in leaf throughout the year. It won't lose all its leaves at any one time.

Expert Tip

Some gardeners find it appealing to remove the bottom leaves of Phyllostachys aureosulcata to reveal its magnificent golden stems.
Care & Size Guidance

Care & Size Guidance

Phyllostachys aureosulcata requires little to no maintenance, though if required the plant may be thinned out and spent canes can be cut back to the ground level.

This bamboo produces underground rhizomes which aid its spreading, meaning it requires the installation of root barrier to prevent it from becoming invasive.

Great bamboo delivered today. Better than anticipated. Good communication from The Palm Centre. Will certainly buy from you again.

Valerie Margilewska

Great bamboo delivered today. Better than anticipated. Good communication from The Palm Centre. Will certainly buy from you again.

11 customer reviews for Phyllostachys aureosulcata ‘Spectabilis’

Plant arrived in really good condition , delivered very well packed and promptly . Really good service , recommended.

T. N.

arrived promptly and very well packaged. beautiful plant. perfect condition.excellent purchase.

mick murphy

fantastic quality plant, perfectly packaged for transit and delivered very quickly. Im very happy with this beautiful bamboo, as I have been with all the healthy plants I have ordered from palmcentre. Thank you!


Product arrived well packaged and in excellent condition. Good height to the bamboo, which is a bonus. The free Chamaerops Humilis was also in excellent condition. Prompt delivery as well. What more could you ask for!

Mark Curtis