Phyllostachys aureosulcata f. aureocaulis

2 litre pot 20-30cm £29.99
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Buy Phyllostachys aureosulcata f. aureocaulis golden-groove bamboo: Stunning rich yellow canes

Bamboos never look their best in winter because the cold, drying winds will often scorch their leaves. In late spring however, new canes will appear bearing a fresh batch of lush foliage.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Leaves: mid-green
  • Canes: rich yellow
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A tall, coloured-stemmed bamboo with rich yellow canes with a few green stripes at the base. This green leaved bamboo looks spectacular grown as a specimen. One of our 'highly recommended plants', it should be planted next to a building or path where the near-luminous, yellow to burnt orange coloured canes can be enjoyed all year.

  • Garden care: In smaller gardens surround the roots with a non-perishable barrier that restricts the plant's spread.

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Hi, when would be the best time of year to plant this ? I have just cleared a garden and looking to start planting in Autumn but I am unsure if this is best time for bamboo. Many thanks

lazy gardener

Hello, These are fully hardy container grown plants, so they can be planted at any time of the year (provided the ground is not frozen). The traditional planting time is usually autumn or spring, but you can also plant in midsummer provided the plants are kept really well watered.

Helen

Hi Helen, We wish to specify this wonderful yellow caned bamboo for a school near Bristol, but it will be fairly exposed and may be battered by westerlies. Would it stand up to wind? Many thanks, Zoe

verdigris

Hello there No sorry I wouldn't use this bamboo in a windy exposed site as the canes and foliage will be damaged. Sorry to disappoint you.

My plant has partially died due to a lack of watering during a move. How can I revive the plant >

Brian

Hi there What a shame....Bamboos are very thirsty plants prefering moist but well drained conditions. I would give it a really good water and feed to try and help it pick up. Hope this helps

Georgina

my plant suffered a lack of watering recently and many leaves have turned pale brown. Can the plant be rescued ?

Brian

Hi there It will depend how long the plant went without water for really. You don't say whether the plant is in a container or planted in the garden, but I would give it a really good water and see if it picks up. Bamboos do like moist, well drained condtions, so if it is planted in a container you will have to water it frequently and feed with a liquid feed regularly.

Georgina

Can I grow a Bamboo in a pot? Dear Sir Please can you tell me if I can grow a bamboo in a 2ft deep window type box for a patio? Thanks Roger

roger pannell

Hello Roger, As long as you make sure you keep it really well fed and watered, it should be fine as long as it is nice and wide. After a couple of years though it will need to be planted in the ground - as will most things that grow to a good size. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

Crocus Helpdesk

Bamboo planting advice required Please help! I bought 2 bamboos from you in October in 2009 .I now plan to plant them in the final position in the garden.What I need is advice on the size of container I should plant them in to restrict the growth.I have the Phyllostachys aureosulcata f. aureocaulis and Phyllostachys Nigra. Best regards

Hello There, The Phyllostachys aureosulcata f. aureocaulis has an eventual spread of 6m, while the Phyllostachys nigra is more restrained and will only grow to 3m. Ideally then you will need to largest pot you can find if you want to restrict their growth. A giant plastic dustbin with lots of holes punched into the bottom may be suitable, but you will need to lift and replace it every few years as it will slowly disintegrate. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

Crocus Helpdesk

Can I plant my Bamboo in the ground in a pot with drainage holes? I have a couple of largish bamboos that I wish to plant in a pot in the ground. However, the plastic pots have drainage holes in the bottom. I know that bamboo can become extremely invasive (which is why I wish to plant them in pots). Will the roots go through the holes in the bottom? Or should I use pots without drainage holes? If so, will the bamboo survive with no drainage? Or is there a special type of pot for this purpose? Many thanks. Anne

Anne Lear

Hello again Anne, The Phyllostachys nigra is classified as non-invasive (or clump-forming), but even so it has an eventual spread of 3m. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

Crocus Helpdesk

Can certain types of bamboo be non-invasive? I have, apparently, a black bamboo. Many thanks Anne

Anne Lear

Hello Anne, The bamboos will not survive without drainage holes in the bottom of the pots, so this is essential. Sadly though even a tough plastic will deteriorate over time and may crack and split, so they will certainly help, but in the very long term the plants may break out. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

Anne Lear

Bamboo for growing in containers Dear Sir/Madam, Would you please advise me on the suitability of Phyllostachys nigra and Phyllostachys aureosulcata f. spectabilis for container planting. If these are unsuitable, could you please recommend some bamboos that would be OK. Many thanks,

Hello There, The Phyllostachys nigra would be fine in a really large pot as long as you make sure they are kept well watered, but the P. aureosulcata f. spectabilis is too big. Another good option would be Fargesia murieliae - just click on the following link to go straight to it. http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/bamboo/exotics/fargesia-murieliae-/classid.1583/ I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

Crocus Helpdesk

Bamboo planting and controlling Hi I recently purchased six of these bamboo plants and am not sure how to plant them. Do they need to be in individual containers to avoid spreading? And how big should the containers be? I don't want to restrict the growth too much as I'm aiming for a screening effect in a corner of the garden at the back of a border, where a bit of spreading would be ok. Also might I be able to prune the spreading manually as the shoots appear? When it is suggested that the plants should be controlled with a 'non-perishable' barrier - what is that? Many thanks

harriet st johnston

Hello, If you go for one of the spreading rather than clump-forming bamboos then you will either need to get a really a big plastic pot (at least a 50 litre pot) or a plastic dustbin with drainage holes in the bottom and sink this into the ground. Alternatively you need to create a barrier that won't break down like a thick wall of concrete and sink this at least 3' into the ground around the area you want them to spread. Unfortunately we don't sell either of these items, however they should be relatively easy to find. You can cut off the emerging stems that are growing in the wrong area, but this will not prevent the roots spreading and therefore the shoots will come up in a wider radius each year. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

harriet st johnston

Bamboo for screening but how do I restrict it..... Hi I would like to create a bamboo screen along a fence roughly 25feet in length. I would like to use bamboos and have them blend into each other and be reasonably thick. Will I need a plastic barrier to reduce the spread or can this be maintained by removing any shoots that appear? Roughly how far will I need to space the plants? Do bamboo roots cause damage to house footings? Thank you Matt

Matt Oliver

Hello again Matt, We do have the eventual height and spread of all the plants on our site - these details can be found to the right of the pictures after you have clicked through to the individual plant cards. Phyllostachys aureosulcata f. spectabilis 3m tall x 6m wide Phyllostachys nigra 5m tall x 3m wide. As for the barrier, ideally it will need to be around 1m deep and really solid. Best regards, Helen Plant Doctor

Crocus Helpdesk

Hello Matt, Some bamboos can cause damage to the footings, but it really depends on how vigorous the plant is and how secure the footings are. The most compact (in spread) bamboo we sell is Fargesia murieliae, which has an eventual spread of 1.5m - just click on the following link to take you straight to it. http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/bamboo/exotics/fargesia-murieliae-/classid.1583/ It will take time to grow to this, but if you want to restrict it, then you do need to make sure the roots can't spread and that will mean putting in some form of barrier. As for spacing, most people will plant these at 50cm intervals if you are trying to create a nice, dense screen. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

Matt Oliver

Thanks Helen What is the spread of Phyllostachys aureosulcata f. spectabilis and Phyllostachys nigra? Does a barrier have to go below the roots or just either side? Matt

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