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Phyllostachys aurea


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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour



Dramatic foliage



Skill level


photo by Dianna Jazwinski, copyright GAP Photos (27521)

Plant details

This is a decorative bamboo with bright golden-yellow canes and contrasting darker-green foliage. It makes a striking addition to the back of the shrubbery and also makes a good specimen plant. Several clumps grown together can also be used to make a informal garden screen. It will tolerate most soil conditons and is particularly at home in a damp but free-draining spot.

Family: Poaceae

Genus: Phyllostachys

Species: aurea

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Green

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Partial shade

Soil: Clay/heavy, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 240cm

Spread: 300cm

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l like sound they make in the wind

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