Phyllostachys glauca 'Yunzhu'
- Height: 20 - 30 feet (6 - 9m)
- Max. Diameter: 2.5" (6cm)
- Hardiness: -20°C (-4°F)
- USDA Zone: 6a
- Light: Full Sun
Native to the northern provinces of China, this bamboo is known for it's brown spots and blotches on it's culms. Also known as 'Leopard Bamboo', the spotting resembles that of a Leopard. In it's native habitat, 'Yunzhu' is a robust species growing in alkaline soils and withstanding dry conditions. New culms emerge solid green. As the culms age, they develop the spotting characteristics. New spots continually form, growing on top of existing old spots. A truly remarkeable and unique ornamental bamboo.
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Unique black spots resembling that of a Leopard, giving it the name of 'Leopard Bamboo'.
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Another variation of the black spots.
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Grove of Yunzhu showcasing the ornamental black spotting.
Yunzhu in a private garden.
Yunzhu in flower in 2008.