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Phyllostachys bambusoides /Bamboo

Phyllostachys bambusoides  / Phyllostachys bambusoides
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Close-up image of the culms

Culms showing the vertical bands of green

Yellow and green variegation in the bamboo stalks

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Scientific Name: Phyllostachys bambusoides
Common Name: Bamboo
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 20-30 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: Remember this is a running bamboo and is invasive unless confined with barriers buried in the soil. It is a good screening bamboo. Young shoots may be dug in spring, when about 2-3 inches above ground level and cooked as a vegetable.