Phyllostachys aurea/Golden Bamboo
Bamboo canes showing the interesting joints
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6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Determine Your Zone
15 - 20 feet
Well drained, Moist
Susceptible to insects
A bamboo that can reach a height of 40 feet, but is generally not quite that tall. The hollow canes can be 1 to 6 inches in diameter with solid joints. Often the leaves are a golden color. Once established this and other running bamboos can be invasive and difficult to remove. They should be planted where they are confined to an area by barriers vertically placed a foot or so deep in the soil to contain their unwanted spread.
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