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Phyllostachys praecox /Early Spring Shoot Bamboo

Phyllostachys praecox  / Phyllostachys praecox
Several stages of growth
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Several stages of growth

Close-up image of the spring shoot bamboo culms

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Scientific Name: Phyllostachys praecox
Common Name: Early Spring Shoot Bamboo
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
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Comments: The culms are yellow with a green sulcus and sometimes bare an attractive red blush as the new shoots develop. It is also known for its tasty new shoots, which are often the first to emerge out of the ground in early spring. Random green pinstripes form on other parts of the cane, making its coloration wild and unpredictable.