Phyllostachys aureosulcata ‘Lama Temple’


  • Botanical name: Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Lama Temple'
  • Common name: Bamboo
  • Family: Poaceae
  • Plant Type: Shrub
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Phyllostachys are attractive, tall, evergreen bamboos that make an architectural statement in the garden.


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 an interesting specimen plant. 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.

How to grow Phyllostachys 'Lama Temple'

  • Plant size

    2.4m height

    3m spread

  • Aspect

    East facing, south facing, west facing

  • Position in border


  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Clay / heavy / moist

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Phyllostachys 'Lama Temple' and wildlife

Phyllostachys 'Lama Temple' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Phyllostachys 'Lama Temple' poisonous?

Phyllostachys 'Lama Temple' 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 'Lama Temple'


Fatsia japonica

Japanese aralia