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Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Lama Temple'

Yellow-groove bamboo

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Key information

Plant type

Evergreen shrub


Colourful bark, Dramatic foliage



Skill level


Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Lama Temple'

Plant details

Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Lama Temple' is a decorative bamboo, native to China, grown for its sulphur-yellow canes. It makes an excellent backdrop for border planting, and is useful for screening. Planted alone, it makes a strong architectural statement. The sound of its leaves rustling in the wind is also very appealing.

For best results grow Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Lama Temple' in moist but well-drained soil. Although it's one of the less invasive types of bamboo, precautions may be taken to restrict spread, such as planting in a large container or limiting the roots with a non-perishable barrier.

Family: Poaceae

Genus: Phyllostachys

Species: aureosulcata

Cultivar: Lama Temple

Plant type: Evergreen shrub

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Colourful bark, Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Partial shade

Soil: Clay/heavy, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 240cm

Spread: 300cm

Reader reviews


what an elegant plant I don't grow this one as it doesn't seem to like my garden the last one died but it is a beautiful thing.


I have had mine for ten years and would recommend it. However on occasion strong and tall canes fail to develop leaves. It is happening this year and I cannot find out the reason.

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