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Phyllostachys aurea


Fish-pole bamboo

Creates an impressive screen but roots need containing

A tall and upright bamboo that forms a dense stand of bright green canes that turn yellowish with age and exposure to the sun. The narrow golden-green leaves rustle and whisper in the gentlest of breezes.


It prefers growing in sun or light shade and makes an ideal screen. This plant can spread rapidly so it is best confined to a large container.


It enjoys any rich, moist, well-drained soil. Water it regularly to keep the plants healthy and the leaves fresh. Bamboo's are ideal near water or in a woodland setting. Use a rigid non perishable membrane sunk into the soil to restrict the spread of the roots.

The golden bamboo is native to central China and naturalised through other parts of Asia.

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Bamboo
Foliage colour
Typically available February - September
Season of interest Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 400 cm - 800 cm
Plant width 150 cm - 250 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 200 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H5

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Loam
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Patio container

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18 litre pot £54.99 Check Stock

Typically available

From February to September