Friendly name: Vivax - Yellow

Phyllostachys vivax aureocaulis

Maximum Height: 70'
Maximum Diameter: 5"
Minimum Temperature: -5° F
Does best in full sun.
Spreading: Moderate

Phyllostachys vivax aureocaulis

Resembles Phyllostachys bambusoides except that the culms of this bamboo are thinner walled. Culms turn yellow with a few narrow green stripes. There is a white powdery band beneath each node at sheath fall. It is the most cold hardy of the large timber bamboos and establishes quite quickly. Shoots are excellent for eating. A very attractive ornamental.

Very rare.

Phyllostachys vivax aureocaulis

Botanical Latin is essentially a written language .... How they are pronounced really matters little provided they sound pleasant and are understood by all concerned...
W.T. Stearn an authority on Botanical Latin

Name Botanical Alternate Meaning
Phyllostachys fil-lo-STAK-iss fy-lo-STAK-iss   Greek for leaf spike 
vivax VIE-VAX    

Phyllostachys vivax aureocaulis
Edible shoots Excellent Hedge Too tall
House Too large Wood quality Good
Container No Crafts Excellent
Screen High branching Ornamental Excellent
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