Phyllostachys aureosulcata f. aureocaulis

Phyllostachys aureosulcata f. aureocaulis

  • Botanical name: Phyllostachys aureosulcata f. aureocaulis
  • Plant Type: Shrub, Evergreen
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Phyllostachys are attractive, tall, evergreen bamboos that make an architectural statement in the garden.


Phyllostachys aureosulcata f. aureocaulis is a decorative bamboo, native to China, grown for its pale yellow canes that are reddish when young. It makes an excellent backdrop for border planting, and is useful for screening. Planted alone, it makes a good specimen plant. The sound of its leaves rustling in the wind is also very appealing.


For best results grow Phyllostachys aureosulcata f. aureocaulis in moist but well-drained soil. It’s not considered an invasive variety, but to restrict its spread, such as planting in a large container or limiting the roots with a non-perishable barrier.

How to grow Phyllostachys aureosulcata

  • Plant size

    8m height

    4m spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, east facing, south facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline

Plant calendar

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Do not Prune in January

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Do not Prune in June

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Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Phyllostachys aureosulcata and wildlife

Phyllostachys aureosulcata has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Phyllostachys aureosulcata poisonous?

Phyllostachys aureosulcata has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

Plants that go well with Phyllostachys aureosulcata


Fatsia japonica

Japanese aralia