Phyllostachys bambusoides 'Holochrysa'
'Holochrysa' is a robust bamboo to 8m tall in mild locations, with rich yellow canes, occasionally striped with green, and narrowly lance-shaped leaves to 20cm long
Other common namestimber bamboo 'Allgold'
SynonymsPhyllostachys bambusoides 'Allgold'
Phyllostachys bambusoides 'Sulphurea'
see morePhyllostachys bambusoides Holochrysa
Ultimate height4–8 metres
Time to ultimate height5–10 years
Ultimate spread2.5–4 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Partial shade
South–facing or West–facing
- Native to the UK
Phyllostachys are attractive, large, evergreen bamboos with running rhizomes, although in cool temperate climates may initially behave like clump-forming genera. Canes grooved on alternate sides between the nodes, with usually two leafy branches at each node
- Name status
How to grow
Grow in fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil, in full sun or partial shade. Protect from cold drying winds. In a container grow in a loam-based compost and feed with a balanced liquid fertiliser on a monthly basis during the growing season. May remain clump-forming in poor or dry soils but can become invasive in warm, moist or favourable conditions; see bamboo control and bamboo cultivation
Propagate by division in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Patio and container plants
- Hedging and screens
Remove weak, dead, damaged or spindly stems in spring and thin to show off stems to best effect. Cut out any flowering shoots promptly to discourage more from forming - see bamboo cultivation
Slugs may damage new shoots
Generally disease free
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