Phyllostachys Aureosulcata ‘Alata’ apart from the canes which are olive green Alata is similar in appearance to the more common species Aureosulcata ‘Yellow Groove’. Occasionally culms will emerge in a ziz zag shape, this creates an interesting visual appearance. The curves typically occur in the lower areas of the canes. This is a fast growing tall bamboo that will reach heights in excess of 8 metres, or even higher in southern areas of the uk, where is climate is slightly better. Originally from Beijing it is one of the most cold hardy Bamboo.
What to expect: Your plant will arrive planted in a 15 litre pot it will have a minimum height inclusive of pot of approximately 2 metres, excluding pot approximately 180cm +. It will look just like the pictures taken February 2017.
Planting Position: Although Phyllostachys Bamboo are suitable for a wide range of areas these plants are best suited to a good sunny position if possible out of exposed windy sites.
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 in the pot will need to be re-potted periodically.
Eventual height and spread: In excess of 8 metres with a spread of 5 metres
Growth Speed: Quick.
Growth Habit: Upright Flowering Period:
Not Applicable. Pruning: Not necessary.
Foliage: Mid to dark green up to 8cm long.
Evergreen: Yes, but like almost all Bamboo plants do shed some leaves during late Autumn/Early winter however these will soon be replaced once the temperatures start to rise and the growing season commences.
Hardiness: -25 suitable for the whole UK
When planting try adding some well rotted manure to the planting hole, this will improve the soil and maintain moisture in the planting area manure also acts as a type of slow release fertiliser so will it help your plant develop quicker.