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Phyllostachys viridis 'Robert Young' /Robert Young Bamboo

Phyllostachys viridis 'Robert Young'  / Phyllostachys viridis 'Robert Young'
One of the most popular of the bamboo selections because of the bright colored culms
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One of the most popular of the bamboo selections because of the bright colored culms

Yellow culms and foliage

Typical grove of the Robert Young bamboo

Yellow culms

Well established grove of the Robert Young bamboo

A well established planting in a southern public garden

Bridge terminating into a grove of the Robert Young bamboo

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Scientific Name: Phyllostachys viridis 'Robert Young'
Common Name: Robert Young Bamboo
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
Landscape Categories: Plants for Hedges, Screening and Privacy
Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: This bamboo is one of the most beautiful. New culms are pea green in color and later turn golden yellow with a few random, vertical, green stripes. Makes a beautiful specimen plant in a container. Grows to a large size quickly and is a vigorous runner. It produces edible shoots.