Golden Bamboo

Phyllostachys aurea

SKU
01142
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.
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Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.

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Botanical Pronunciationfil-oh-STAY-kis AW-ree-uh
Average Size at MaturityQuickly reaches 10 ft. tall, spreading vigorously by underground stems.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBarrier, Erosion Control, Privacy Screen, Windbreak
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureNaturalizes Well, Tolerates Wet Soils, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing, Pet Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
Companion PlantsJapanese Maple (Acer); Azalea (Azalea); Lily of the Valley (Pieris); Peony (Paeonia); Pachysandra (Pachysandra)

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-11

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