Spectabilis is a some what rare type of Crookstem. Its yellow culms have green striping in its sulcus. Young spring culms grown in sunny locations become mahogany/purple. There is also some white variegation in its leaves and some zigzagging to the culms. It makes an excellent hedge or potted plant. It is very hardy, down to -15° f. and can take windy locations as well.
Phyllostachys aureosulcata ‘Spectabilis’
Common name: Spectabilis
Height x Diameter: 30′ x 1.75″.
Minimum temperature: Hardy to -15°f.
USDA zone 5-10.
Light: Full sun for best culm color.
Culm: Green-yellow, with green striping in internodes. Mahogany red new culms.
Uses: Hedge, screen, wind break, specimen, grove, erosion control. container.