Phyllostachys aurea
  • Phyllostachys aurea

Phyllostachys aurea

£35.00

(Golden Bamboo) A classic garden plant native to South-east China, Phyllostachys aurea has spectacular tall, golden-yellow canes when established and lush green leaves which make a wonderful rustling sound in a breeze.

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A classic garden plant native to South-east China, Phyllostachys aurea has spectacular tall, golden-yellow canes when established and lush green leaves which make a wonderful rustling sound in a breeze. It is evergreen, a little slow to grow at first, but beautiful when established and can give a very oriental feel to a garden.

The golden canes look especially good against a dark background and this is suitable for growing in a large container.


  • Position: Sun or partial shade.
  • Soil: Moist, fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate to vigorous.
  • Habit: Tall, spreading bamboo.
    • Height: 2.5 m (8 ft)
    • Spread: 3 - 4 m (10 - 13 ft)
  • Notes: Mature Phyllostachys aurea benefit from an annual thinning out of weaker canes, to create a 10 cm space between each stem. This helps strengthen the plant and the cut stems can be used to support other plants in the garden.

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun, Partial or Dappled Shade
Mature Size
Grass - Large (over 6 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Damp / Wet, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy)
Special Features
Ornamental Bark / Colourful Winter Stems, Evergreen, To grow in a pot

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