This variety of G.robusta differs in that the culms that are striated GOLD/green, rather than cream/green. Side by side, the difference in culm color is distinct. Imported into USDA quarantine in 2016 and released to us in early 2018. As of late 2019, this bamboo has not thrived in our test field. It is regressing and will likely not survive.
Will grow to about 45' tall with 3" dia. culms in South Florida. Minimum temp. 29 degrees F. Min USDA zone: 9a. Click to find your zone.