Yellow groove has dark green culms with alternating yellow strips in the sulcus (internodes). Similar to the other “Crookstems” there is an occasional zigzag to the culms, maybe 1 in 10 culms and some slight variegation in leaves. The Yellow Groove doesn’t get the reds in its culms like most of the rest of the ‘Crookstems” do. It has very strong, upright culms. It is extremely hardy, down to -10° f to-15° f. It sends up its new culms early, by March here in Eugene, Oregon. We have had one of these in a container for many years now and it makes a beautiful container plant. It also makes an excellent hedge or screen and can take windy conditions. All of our Yellow Groove and Crookstems will grow most anywhere in the U.S
Phyllostachys Aureosulcata Common name: Yellow Groove Height x Diameter: 30′-40′ x 2″. Minimum temperature: Hardy to -15° f, a few places that reportedly have this type growing are: Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska and Denver. Heights average to 10′-12′ in those areas. USDA zone 5-10 Light: Full sun for best culm color. Culm: Green-yellow, with some zigzagging. Uses: Hedge, screen, wind break, specimen, grove, erosion control. container. Distribution: China. Spread: Running.
The last photo is an example of a #1 (1 gallon) Phyllostachys Aureosulcata 'Yellow Groove', however, it is not the exact plant that you will receive. Your plant will be approximately 1-2 years old, 1'-2' tall, with 1-3 culms (canes).