Paso Bamboo Farm & Nursery

Exotic Bamboo

Phyllostachys Aureosulcata
Common Name: Yellow Groove Crooked-Stem

Characteristics: This exotic bamboo can be identified by two different features: the base of numerous culms zigzag, and the intermodal furrows are marked with a yellow streak.
It grows well in dry and cold environments but likes to be sheltered from the wind. In the Spring it produces a larger number of beautiful shoots which you can harvest to eat.

Key Features:

  • The zizag is quite striking, specially since it regains a very upright stature overall.

  • Very attractive bamboo as a specimen in ground or in a large pot.

  • Great to mix in with other varieties, for added interest.

  • Makes a great screen candidate.

  • At our farm yellow groove is beautiful at 18 feet tall. Very upright with long branches.

Max Local Hieght: 18-25ft.
Origin: China


Yellow Groove Crooked-Stem


Yellow Groove Crooked-Stem












Phyllostachys Viridis
Common Name: Robert Young

Characteristics: Culm bright golden yellow with thin dark green bands running down to the internodes from green ring below the nodes.
Looks and grows best when it’s in a warm and sunny environment.
Robert Young can make an exceptionally large and colorful privacy screen. Timber bamboo. An excellent wood source.

Key Features:

  • Ornamental value, it’s coloring is quite unique

  • Large colorful timber bamboo

  • Strong culms are great for building garden projects

  • Does well in pots.

  • Once established, this bamboo is very drought tolerant. It can be neglected and it comes back when given some attention.

Max Local Hieght: 20-30ft.
Origin: China


Robert Young Bamboo


Robert Young Bamboo












Phyllostachys Bambusoides Castillon
Common Name: Castillon

Characteristics: Golden yellow stalks, streaked with green. These streaks are irregular on the base intermodal furrow.
10 to 15 cm long, dark green lustrous creamy-white variegated leaves.

Key Features:

  • Ornamental value, vey striking colorful bamboo

  • It grows well in pots and in a greenhouse or veranda.

  • Also it can be used as radiantly colorful privacy screen.

Max Local Hieght: 20-30ft.
Origin: China


Castillon Bamboo


Castillon Bamboo












Phyllostachys Nigra
Common Name: Black Bamboo

Characteristics: Culm is green at first, darkening over time, after 1-2 years turns to a shiny, jet black culm. This bamboo is a “must have” in your garden because its jet-black color stands out between the others. It is said that this bamboo grows larger in northern climates. It does well in pots and prefers partial shade, but likes to be sheltered from wind.
Black bamboo is very striking between the canes and foliage, which catches your eye. What’s very interesting and unique about this bamboo is that when you cut the cane it keeps its color, which makes it perfect for ornamental usage.

Key Features:

  • Ornamental value, jet-black coloring is magnificent.

  • Looks great when mixed with other varieties in a groove or screen setting.

  • Good in pots.

  • Culms are prized for crafts

Max Local Hieght: 15-25ft.
Origin: China


Black Bamboo


Black Bamboo












Pseudisasa Japonica
Common Name: Arrow Bamboo

Characteristics: Erect culms with large broad leaves, up to a foot long by 1.5 inches wide. Less invasive than most other runners, so it does well in pots.
The culms were used in ancient Japan to make arrows. Arrow bamboo is great for hedges, screens, wood, crafts, and ornamental purposes. Arrow is great in pots and tubs which is perfect for indoors but it just needs a minimum of two hours in the sun. This is one of the best bamboos for a windy or seaside planting.

Key Features:

  • Ornamental value, large green leaves.

  • Great in pots.

  • Does well indoors.

Max Local Hieght: 10-15ft.
Origin: South Japan


Arrow Bamboo


Arrow Bamboo