A favourite bamboo type for growing as a hedge although it does equally as well in woodland gardens.
Sulphurea Viridis is also know as the edible bamboo. The plant’s new, tender shoots are commonly harvested for a variety of cuisines or eaten raw in salads.
This bamboo grows to a height of 4 to 6 meters. The stems grow upright and are yellow in colouring maturity. They stand out in stark contrast against the plant’s lance-shaped green foliage.
Its a very hardy and will tolerate a temperature drop to minus 20 degrees Celsius, but when the weather is chilly the plant’s growth rate slows substantially and it often ceases producing new shoots like most other plants in dormancy at that time of year.
The Phyllostachys sulphurea viridis grows well in a wide array of soil conditions such as sandy, loamy, or clay. It tolerates alkaline or acidic soil. Ideally, the plant thrives in well-draining, moist soil. Once established, the plant can withstand periods of drought but its overall growth rate will be slowed.