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Robert Young Bamboo - Phyllostachys viridis 'Robert Young'

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Robert Young Bamboo
Phyllostachys viridis 'Robert Young' 

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 7a-10b  Find Your Zone

Note:  For our customers who live and garden north of USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 7a, where this Bamboo is not reliably winter hardy, you'll be happy to know it can be grown in containers that can be brought indoors during winter and placed back outside when temperatures warm up in spring.



Special Attributes

Robert young is a fast growing giant that sports some of the most colorful and outstanding canes of any bamboo; a solid buttery yellow with an occasional green stripe. Makes for a beautiful specimen in large containers or contained areas in the landscape. Otherwise, it forms a grove that serves well as a tall and colorful screen. Those of you with clay soils will be happy to know this one thrives in it.




Landscape & Other Uses

Containers/Pots: Good in large containers
Crafts: Good
Edible: Excellent
Hedge: Too tall
Indoor: Too large
Ornamental: Excellent
Privacy Screen:  High branching
Specimen: Excellent, when contained
Wood Quality: Excellent




Cultural Preferences

Robert Young Bamboo is easy to grow in any average, well-drained but moist soil and full sun to part shade. During the first growing season after planting, water as needed to keep soil around the plants moist, but not soggy or wet. When established, most bamboo will tolerate periods of dry weather, however, will appreciate an occasional deep soaking if the leaves begin to curl from drought stress. 

Robert Young is typically a running bamboo, which means it spreads. Our customers in the Northwest say it acts more like a clumping bamboo. Bamboo can be controlled in a small area (a normal city yard) simply by mowing or stepping on the young shoots. New shoots of some bamboo can also be used for culinary purposes and cooked, much like asparagus. Keep in mind that running bamboo only puts up new shoots for a short time each year and, when they are "shooting," the new plants are very fragile and easy to destroy. Root pruning or a Bamboo Root Barrier are other methods to control spread.








Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 7a-10b  Find Your Zone
Type: Running
Height: up to 45'
Spread: 10'+ with no control
Culm Diameter: 3"
Sun: Full Sun or Part Shade
Soil: Average
Growth Rate: Very fast in hot climates


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