Extra Cold Hardy Bamboos

giant-leaf Indocalamus tessalatus – Giant Leaf Bamboo will grow in total shade. The gaint leaves are up to 24 inches long and it spreads rapidly making a network of roots just below the surface, perfect for erosion control.
patrovaginata-shoot Phyllostachys atrovaginata- Incense Bamboo is supposed to have a smell of incense when the cane is scratched or bruised.  Very cold hardy.
Yellow stripe on P. aureosulcata Phyllostachys aureosulcataYellow Groove is one of the more cold hardy bamboos and was always a popular choice for northern climates.  It makes a dense privacy screen and can be pruned to the desired heigth.
harbin Phyllostachys aureosulcata ‘Harbin’ Harbin bamboo is a form of Yellow Groove with striations or grooves running the length of each internode. Kind of hard to see but easy to feel.
Spectabilis bamboo Phyllostachys aureosulcata ‘Spectabilis’ Spectabilis bamboo lives up to it’s name with bright yellow canes that have green grooves alternating to each side of the internodes.