This new cultivar of P. aurea has unusually blue new shoots which retain their pastel color for about 9 months out of the year from spring until late fall. During the winter they usually fade to green but are soon followed by new shoots next spring. So far they do not seem to be quite as hardy as the species. Regular Phyllostachys aurea also has bluish new shoots but not a bright as those of P. aurea 'Dr. Don'.
Dendrocalamus giganteus, also known as Dragon Bamboo or Giant Bamboo
Bamboo is not a weed, it's a flowering plant. Bamboo is a magnificent plant. - Steve Lacy (American Saxophonist 1934 - 2004) Learn all about bamboo: http://www.bambrellausa.com/news/2014/4/1/the-wind-test
Chimonobambusa tumidisinoda - Chinese walking stick bamboo