Bamboo Plant Phyllostachys Aurea 175/200cm. 18 Litre

Bamboo Plant Phyllostachys Aurea 175/200cm. 18 Litre

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Large Bamboo Plants Phyllostachys Aurea 180cm tall excluding pot.
Large Bamboo Plants Phyllostachys Aurea 180cm tall excluding pot. Large Bamboo Plants Phyllostachys Aurea 180cm tall excluding pot. Large Bamboo Plants Phyllostachys Aurea 180cm tall excluding pot.
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Quick Overview

Also known as the Fishpole bamboo, large plants standing at approximately 180+ cm excluding pot. A well behaved Phyllostachys bamboo reaching heights at maturity of upto 7 metres with a spread of 4 metres plus. Fully winter hardy

Plant Size (cm)
Plant Size (cm)
Over 160cm
Pot Size - Litre
Pot Size - Litre
18 Litre
Anticipated Height
Anticipated Height
Growth Speed
Growth Speed
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Bamboo Phyllostachys Aurea 18 Litre: Also known as the Fishpole Bamboo - A tall upright Bamboo. Although classed as a Phyllostachys running bamboo 'Aurea' is certainly one of the better behaved ones making it a perfect choice for container planting for use on a patio or balcony. If planted in the ground it is ideally suited to full sun through to partial shade in well drained moist soil a great choice for hedging or to create a privacy screen as initially it grows in very tight clumps creating a thick dense plant. Canes first appear as bright green but with maturity they change to bright yellow almost gold.

What to expect: Your plant will arrive in a 18 litre/32cm pot established plants arriving with heights of approximately 175cm. 


Planting Position: Although suitable for a wide range of areas these plants are best suited to a sunny position where the suns rays can help the canes achieve the best colour possible. Although classed as running Bamboo 'Aurea' is a very well behaved Phyllostachys variety, however if you wish to ensure the roots do not spread to surrounding areas it may be advisable to plant using a Rhizome barrier.

Soil: Any free draining damp soil is suitable but away from waterlogged areas.

Suitable for container planting: Yes ideal for both ground and container if planted in the pot it will need to be repotted periodically, best choice for compost is John Innes number 2.

Eventual height and spread: Up to 7 metres with a 4 metre spread.

Growth Speed: Quick, Aurea bamboo can expect to add approximately 1/3 to its size annually.

Growth Habit: Upright

Flowering Period: Not Applicable.

Pruning: Not necessary.

Foliage: Dark to mid green up to 8cm long.

Evergreen: Yes, but like all Phyllostachys Bamboo does shed some leaves during late Autumn/Early winter however these will soon be replaced once the growing season commences

Hardiness: -20 suitable for the whole UK

Although Phyllostachys Aurea Bamboo is a very versatile plant it grows best in well areated soil that is light in structure and rich in organic nutrients, ideally it should have good drainage but still retain some moisture. To promote growth and to help with keeping your plant looking lush and green feed with a general purpose organic liquid food during the growing season. If planted in a pot ensure an adequate water supply at all times. This plant need has no special requirements during the winter months.

Are they evergreen

Bamboo are an evergreen, perennial and a member of the grass family. Fast growing, they take up very little lateral space and yet they can reach fabulous heights extremely quickly, making bamboo a very cost effective choice when you need screening fast! They will naturally shed some leaf during the winter months.

How much water do they need

Like any other plant, bamboo needs three basic things in order to survive. Soil, sun and water. And as a gardener, one of your greatest responsibilities is to provide your bamboo with water. They are an incredibly thirsty plant and will require watering on a daily basis especially this is especially important for plants that are pot planted and during hot periods, and late spring through summer when the plants are at their most active. 

What should i feed them with

As well as plenty of water your bamboo will benefit from some added food, not a particularly fussy plant when it comes to which type but something with a high nitrogen content tends to work best. On the nursery we use Osmocote or Dermazoto N11, which is an organic nitrogen fertiliser. 

Will it need a root barrier

Fargesia are a non invasive clumping bamboo and will not require a root barrier. Phyllostachys, Aureosulcata and Pseudosasa are all ‘runners’ which can be either planted in a larger pot or with a root barrier in the ground.

How quickly will it grow

This really is dependent on watering sunshine and care. You would hope to achieve at least another third in growth during the growing season. 

How far apart should I plant them

Space mature plants 1 metre apart to form a dense screen. Fast Growing varieties can be planted a little further apart if you don't mind waiting longer for them to fill in the gaps.