Phyllostachys aurea


Phyllostachys aurea, golden bamboo, is a very dense, bushy bamboo that can grow to about 25’ with a culm diameter of 1.5”.  This is a very tough bamboo that grows in just about any exposure, is tolerant of poor soils, and drought and cold hardy to about 0 degrees F.  The shoots are edible and the quality of the canes is quite good.  Despite its common name, the culms are green, taking on a bleached appearance with age and exposure to sun.  Internodes at the base of the culm are sometimes shortened and irregular; very ornamental, but likely covered up by branching  which occurs low to the ground.  In cooler, or challenging environments, this bamboo has a mostly clumping habit, but can be a vigorous runner in warmer regions. This is a great bamboo for creating a solid screen or hedge, and is the best bamboo for growing in containers in Western Washington.

Available plants:

Phyllostachys aurea #5
Phyllostachys aurea #7
Phyllostachys aurea #10
Phyllostachys aurea #15
Phyllostachys aurea 'Holochrysa' #7