Phyllostachys aureaItem #1142 USDA Hardiness Zone: 7 - 11
Dense branches of dark green evergreen foliage on stiff, erect polished stems with brilliant yellow coloring. Spreads by underground runners to form beautiful hedges or specimens. Excellent as tub plants, used to create a lush privacy screen or natural looking backdrop.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:fil-oh-STAY-kis A-ree-aPlant type:BambooDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth habit:SpreadingGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Fast growing to 10 ft. tall or more, spreading indefinitely.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Prized for foliage.Design IdeasBamboo is among the primary signature plants of Asian inspired gardens. It is also equally at home in tropical island design themes. In the landscape it can be used as a clump of vertical poles for a columnar element or planted in mass for a fast growing barrier, screen or privacy hedge between properties. The running nature of this plant requires root containment, but planted and pruned properly, the aging golden culms make a beautiful backdrop in your garden oasis. Bamboo is quite adaptable to containers provided it is given adequate water and nitrogen to sustain vigorous growth and an overall lush appearance.Companion PlantsJapanese Maple (Acer); Azalea (Azalea); Lily of the Valley (Pieris); Peony (Paeonia); Pachysandra (Pachysandra)
- CareCare InformationPrefers humus-rich, well-drained soil. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Can become invasive, best contained in non-perforated pot with lip above soil level.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Best with regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.