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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:38 am 
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Happy New Year Bamboo-ers!

I have finally replanted some divisions I got from a neighbour into the "forever homes" (Yes, those are bathtubs, but covered in landscape cloth so they're "classy" :) ). They had awesome rhizome growth and were a huge struggle to get them out of their pots!

I never really identified them - mostly because they're very pretty and will be a great addition.

Photos really tell the whole story, straight vertical canes with a couple of minor kinks in them. Pure yellow except for one thin green stripe on one cane. The new shoot leaves (aren't they adorably tiny!) have thin yellow stripes down the length of the leaf.
The owner of the grove didn't have many really thick canes - there are less than 1", but about 15" tall. Small leaves.

Vancouver Island, Zone 9.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:27 am 
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Most likely Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Spectabilis'. If the new culms are yellow at sheath fall and young culms are rough on the up rub then that's it. If they are smooth on the up rub and yellow at sheath fall then you would likely have a form of Phy bambusoides. If they start out green and slowly turn yellow then other candidates surface.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:34 am 
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Thanks! That's what I thought too - but the lack of green stripe on the culm threw me off. It is rough going in one direction (I forget which and it's pouring rain outside now lol). Really looking forward to the spring for the new shoots!


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:54 pm 
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I forgot to throw in Phy aureosulcata 'Aureocaulis', it would not have the green sulcus, only some random green stripes on some culms but would fit with the rough, sounds like that may be it since you do not see a green sulcus.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:59 pm 
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Agree with Brad and to me 'Aureocaulis' is a bit deeper, richer yellow/gold than 'Spectabilis' is. The culms in your photos look like they have that deeper, richer color but could just be exposure, soil, etc.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:36 pm 
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I will certainly report back when the new shoots emerge in 3-4 months. The lack of green in the sulcus leads me towards aureocaulis as well. There are a couple of plantings of this in my neighbourhood, which I love walking past, and it's probably my favourite of my meager collection.


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