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.