Phyllostachys are attractive, tall, evergreen bamboos that make an architectural statement in the garden.
Phyllostachys vivax f. aureocaulis is a very vigorous bamboo with tall thick, golden-yellow canes that are randomly striped with green. In its native China it can reach over 20m and will form a thicket that’s around 8m high in UK gardens. For this reason it’s best grown as a single specimen in a large garden.
For best results grow Phyllostachys aureosulcata f. aureocaulis in moist but well-drained soil. In the right conditions it can spread, so limit the roots with a non-perishable barrier.
How to grow Phyllostachys vivax
South facing, west facing
- Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade
- Hardiness: Hardy
- Soil type: Clay / heavy / moist
Phyllostachys vivax and wildlife
Phyllostachys vivax has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.
Is Phyllostachys vivax poisonous?
Phyllostachys vivax has no toxic effects reported.
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