Phyllostachys aurea aureocaulis

This bamboo is also called yellow grove bamboo or Golden crook stem Phyllostachys Aurea ‘Aureocaulis’ bamboo and is often regarded as the most impressive and perhaps the most adaptable of all golden cane bamboos.

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The culms or canes emerge as a rich, bright yellow in spring before maturing to a deep, golden yellow and may display a thin green stripe on the canes. In the first growing season, when sunlight hits the young canes or culms directly, they may temporarily turn red.

The 2-inch-wide canes feature long, glossy green leaves that are about 7 inches in length and sometimes have a thin, creamy-yellow stripe. Apart from the golden yellow canes, this bamboo can also be identified by the zigzag patterns on the lower canes.

Phyllostachys aurea aureocaulis - Yellow-Groove Bamboo - 180-200cm

Phyllostachys aurea aureocaulis – Yellow-Groove Bamboo –

How to grow Phyllostachys Aurea ‘Aureocaulis’

Phyllostachys Aurea ‘Aureocaulis’ or yellow grove bamboo is easy to grow and maintain. It is often propagated by division in spring and will grow well in organically rich, moist, and well-drained soil.

When growing in containers, use loam-based compost as your potting soil. They can do well without feeding but will like a balanced liquid fertiliser monthly during the growing season. In warm, moist, and favourable growing conditions, yellow grove bamboo may become invasive.

A Running bamboo: Phyllostachys aurea aureocaulis

Where should I position Phyllostachys Aurea ‘Aureocaulis’ in my garden?

Yellow grove bamboo is vigorous and grows with an upright habit, except when grown in shade or under insufficient lighting conditions. It is best to plant it where it can get full sun or dappled sunlight, preferably in the south, north, or east-facing aspect.

How tall does Phyllostachys Aurea ‘Aureocaulis’ grow and spread?

It grows at a similar rate as most other bamboo species to an average height of 6 metres and can spread as much as 4 metres.

What kind of soil does Phyllostachys Aurea ‘Aureocaulis’ need?

Phyllostachys Aurea ‘Aureocaulis’ is pickier with soil types than most other species. It thrives in chalk and loamy soil with an acidic, alkaline, or neutral pH level as long as soil moisture and drainage conditions are satisfied.

Further Reading:

We have further information on the following types of bamboo: Fargesia Asian Wonder, Fargesia murielae ‘Luca’, Fountain Bamboo Fargesia rufa, Phyllostachys aurea aureocaulis, Phyllostachys Bissetii, Pleioblastus Distichus and Pseudosasa japonica Arrow Bamboo.

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