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Phyllostachys aurea (Fish-pole bamboo)

Beginner
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1 hour care
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8m
Max height
2.5m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Phyllostachys aurea

Other names

Fish-pole bamboo, Golden bamboo, Yellow bamboo, Bambusa aurea , Phyllostachys aurea formosana

Genus

Phyllostachys Phyllostachys

Species

P. aurea - P. aurea is a vigorous, rhizomatous, evergreen bamboo with large clumps of stiff, upright, bright green canes turning yellow with age and linear to narrowly lance-shaped, yellow to yellow-green leaves.


Phyllostachys aurea is: Evergreen

Habit

Arching, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Foliage

Green, Yellow-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs Slugs

General care

Pruning

Remove dead or damaged stems and thin out to show off stems to best effect.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Phyllostachys aurea (Fish-pole bamboo) will reach a height of 8m and a spread of 2.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Containers, Hedging/Screens, Sub-Tropical

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. Needs protection from cold, drying winds. May remain as a clump if poor, dry soil but will be invasive in warm, moist, or favourable conditions. In a container, grow in loam-based compost & feed monthly in growth.

Soil type

Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Phyllostachys aurea

Other names

Fish-pole bamboo, Golden bamboo, Yellow bamboo, Bambusa aurea , Phyllostachys aurea formosana

Genus

Phyllostachys Phyllostachys

Species

P. aurea - P. aurea is a vigorous, rhizomatous, evergreen bamboo with large clumps of stiff, upright, bright green canes turning yellow with age and linear to narrowly lance-shaped, yellow to yellow-green leaves.

Native to

China

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Arching, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Foliage

Green, Yellow-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs

General care

Pruning

Remove dead or damaged stems and thin out to show off stems to best effect.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Phyllostachys aurea (Fish-pole bamboo) will reach a height of 8m and a spread of 2.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Containers, Hedging/Screens, Sub-Tropical

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. Needs protection from cold, drying winds. May remain as a clump if poor, dry soil but will be invasive in warm, moist, or favourable conditions. In a container, grow in loam-based compost & feed monthly in growth.

Soil type

Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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Getting my bamboo to grow taller

Hi, I planted a couple of Phyllostachys aurea against a fence a couple of years ago and whilst one has most certainly gained some height (approx 500mm) the others don't seem to have grown any taller;… read more

Can I plant any bamboo about 1 foot away from ny side wall?

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PLease could someone tell me when is the best time to split this bamboo. P.a. It has outgrown its area and i would like to split it so i can create another screen with it elsewhere in the garden.… read more

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