Robert Young


Max Ht: 36 ft
Min Sun: 3 hr/day
USDA Zone: 6
Hardy Temp: 5
P. viridis ‘Robert Young’
That's the fancy scientific name for Robert Young!
Robert Young

Robert Young Bamboo (P. viridis ‘Robert Young’) is a visually appealing timber bamboo that combines functionality with ornamental value. This variety is admired for its pretty golden culms that feature random green stripes, offering a similar but more compact aesthetic compared to Golden Vivax. Not as large or straight, Robert Young still reaches a notable height of 36 feet, and is hardy to 5°F in USDA Zone 6. It requires at least 3 hours of sunlight daily to thrive and develop its vibrant coloration. The bamboo’s attractive foliage, reminiscent of the species, along with its strong wood, makes it an excellent choice for those seeking both beauty and practicality in their gardening and landscaping projects

Pricing & Availability

Max Ht: 36 ft
This is the maximum expected height for Robert Young
Min Sun: 3 hr/day
Minimum daily sun required for Robert Young
USDA Zone: 6
Robert Young thrives in this USDA Hardiness Zone
Hardy Temp: 5
Robert Young can survive in temperatures this low

Hand-Dug For Healthier Plants

At Almaville Bamboo Company, we pride ourselves on our meticulous approach to harvesting bamboo by hand-digging all our plants. Unlike our competitors, who often rely on mechanical equipment, our skilled gardeners use sharp shovels to carefully cut the rhizomes. This precision ensures that the tender buds beneath the surface are preserved, not harmed during extraction. This method is crucial as it maintains the integrity of the root ball, ensuring it remains as healthy as possible. A well-preserved root ball is vital for fostering robust growth and a high yield of baby bamboo shoots once replanted. Our commitment to hand-digging reflects our dedication to providing our customers with the highest quality bamboo plants that are primed for exceptional growth and longevity.

6-Month Healthy Plant Guarantee

the "ABC 6-Month Satisfaction Guarantee"

If It Dies... We'll Replace It

As a small business, we stake our reputation on the quality of every plant that leaves the nursery. That’s why we offer a six month “if it dies… we’ll replace it” guarantee.

See Terms of Service for details

Pick up & Delivery

Local Pickup - Available During Normal Business Hours

Local Pickup

With 1000+ bamboo plants in stock, you're sure to find the ideal bamboo for your project. Bring your truck and/or trailer and our friendly staff will help package and load your plants.

Curbside Delivery

Curbside delivery fee is $3.50/loaded mile ($150 minimum). Plant placement is $50/hour and must be arranged in advance.

On-Site Consultation

Let us handle the details! We'll travel to your location, survey the area, offer specific bamboo species advice, arrange delivery, and connect you with a local installer.

Order & Payment Info

To order, call (615) 907-2571 or send us a message on our Contact page. 

Payment Types Accepted – We accept cash, local check, credit card, or will set up an ACH billing. There is a 3% upcharge for credit card use.

Deposit Required for Large Orders Deposit – Custom dig, contract growing, and orders over 100 plants require a 1/3 nonrefundable deposit (applied to total order).

Taxes – As a certified Tennessee Nursery, we do not collect sales tax on our plants.

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Excellent company. Guarantee their product, fantastic personalities, beautiful place to visit, the most knowledgeable staff I have met within a business. Happy they are around! Excited to have our new bamboo planted!

Nick Gann

Vehicle Loading & Towing Recommendations

To give you an idea of what you can carry, we typically load 25 Adult Screening Plants in a long bed pickup truck or 20 in a 6-1/2′ bed. You can get 80-85 plants on a double axle 16 foot trailer.

You will need a tailgate or ramps or need to build some elevation on the back of your trailer.

If you don’t have a tarp, we can cover the plants for you- we have successfully had plants make it to Colorado, Maryland, Michigan and Florida covered with carpet backing or “Leno.”

If you expect your order to be greater than 20 plants, please call ahead so we can be sure of availability of your particular species. We prefer to stabilize the newly dug plants for 2 weeks.