Phyllostachys bambusoides 'Castillonis'
An exceptionally beautiful bambooforming a slowly increasing clump.
Upright, glossy, yellow canes with green stripes. Diameter up to 6cm.
The pale green leaves are sometimes slightly variegated.
Height 14 to 16ft. (5m) or more.
Has tolerated -18 C. but for colder sites in the north, Phyllostachys vivax 'Aureocaulis' is a hardier alternative.
An excellent specimen plant. Can also be used for screening but shoots later in the season and fills out less quickly than Phyllostachys aureosulcata varieties.
Unsuitable for growing in containers.
Currently flowering and not expected to be available again for several years.
Phyllostachys bambusoides 'Castillonis Inversa'
Similar to 'Castillonis' but has glossy, rich green stems striped with yellow giving a luxuriant appearance and an interesting contrast between the two colours.
An excellent garden plant and possibly more tolerant of cool conditions than the other varieties of Phyllostachys bambusoides.
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