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Phyllostachys vivax 'Aureocaulis'/Golden Chinese Timber Bamboo

Phyllostachys vivax 'Aureocaulis' / Phyllostachys vivax 'Aureocaulis'
Culms showing the interesting vertical green and yellow bands
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Culms showing the interesting vertical green and yellow bands

A grove of the Chinese timber bamboo

Cleaning a bamboo culm

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Scientific Name: Phyllostachys vivax 'Aureocaulis'
Common Name: Golden Chinese Timber Bamboo
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: over 50 feet
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: This is a spectacular bamboo with its golden yellow culms randomonly striped with deep rich green is truely a sight to behold. Plants are over 50 feet tall in warmer climates and the diameter of the culms reaches 5 inches.