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Golden Bamboo

Phyllostachys aurea

Pronunciation: fil-oh-STAY-kis AW-ree-uh
SKU #01142
7-11

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OVERVIEW
Description Dense branches of dark green evergreen foliage on stiff, erect, polished stems with brilliant yellow coloring. Spreads by underground runners to form a beautiful hedge or specimen planting. Excellent as a tub plant, used to create a lush privacy screen or natural looking backdrop.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Keep soil moist, but not soggy.
Blooms Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Mature Size Quickly reaches 10 ft. tall, spreading vigorously by underground stems.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs, Fast Growing
Growth Rate Fast
Growth Habit Spreading
STYLE
Landscape Use Barrier, Privacy Screen, Windbreak
Design Ideas Bamboo 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.
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Japanese Maple (Acer); Azalea (Azalea); Lily of the Valley (Pieris); Peony (Paeonia); Pachysandra (Pachysandra)
CARE
Care Thrives in humus-rich, well-drained soils. Spreads by rhizomes and can become invasive; best contained in a non-perforated pot with the lip above soil level. Protect root zone with a 4 to 6-inch layer of mulch to protect in harsh winter regions. Remove older canes and new shoots at the base to thin and reduce vigor.

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