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fish-pole bamboo golden bamboo
Bambusa aurea Phyllostachys aurea formosana
Phyllostachys are attractive, tall, clump-forming, evergreen bamboos with canes grooved on alternate sides between the nodes, and usually two leafy branches at each node
P. aurea is a graceful evergreen bamboo producing large clumps of bright green canes 2.5-3.5m high becoming yellowish with age and exposure. Leaves linear-lanceolate are yellow to golden-green , to 18cm in length
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
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. After flowering prune back hard and feed with balanced fertiliser. 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
Hedging & Screens
Architectural Patio & Container Plants
Pruning 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
Pests Slugs may damage new shoots
Generally disease free
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