Category Archives: Bamboo

One culm of my Spectibilis is flowering. :(

Noticed something odd on a bamboo I bought just a few weeks ago. “Oh no!” I thought, please don’t let it be what I think it is. Upon closer inspection it turns out that my new plant, one that has…
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How about here? My initial email to Jimmy.

In a search through email archives for what lead me to believe that the Phyllostachys aureosulcata ‘Spectabilis’ we have growing in containers at our front door was Phyllostachys vivax ‘Aureocaulis’ – “Gold Vivax”, I found this picture below from July…
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New bamboo garden: Spectibilis (Spectacular!)

P. aureosulcata ('Spectabilis') quickly became my favorite bamboo- the stripes, sometimes in a barcode like design, seem painted onto a solid yellow bamboo, make this bamboo so pretty. This post, originally from June 2011 is being updated & moved to April 28, 2012 after a failure to correctly identify this bamboo. I'll give myself a little slack given there are estimates of 1,000 to 1,600 different species of bamboo in the world.
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