The Phyllostachys Aurea, a member of the bamboo family of plants, is also commonly known as the golden bamboo. These plants can be seen at their best when grown in areas that are exposed to full sun as the sun brings out the rich golden color of the plant. These clump forming plants can be a wonderful addition to any garden adding great color to any area. They are great for gardeners who prefer to see quick results as they are a fast growing plant.
The plants are ideal when grown for use as a hedging or screening plant for the garden. They can also be used as a container plant and displayed on a patio. Being fully hardy, they are easy to maintain during the colder months. The plants will grow happily when planted in moist and fertile soil.
The gorgeous Phyllostachys Aureosulcata Aureocaulis change color if they are planted in direct sunlight, they turn from a bright yellow to shades of red and orange. The plants have lovely contrasting green leaves that have a glossy appearance and they can grow to a height of around six meters. They are known for growing in clumps are a fully hardy plant.
Bamboo plants that prefer colder climates include the Phyllostachys Aureosulcata Spectabilis. They make a wonderful display when used around the garden as a screen or hedge. They are fully hardy and prefer to be placed in full sun or a partially shaded area. The plants are a gorgeous shade of yellow with contrasting shades of green.
One of the most attractive bamboo plants is the Phyllostachys Bissetti. It will look good in any garden and will thrive where other species of bamboo plants would struggle. They grow well in areas that get full sun or in areas that are partially shaded. They can also grow well in areas that are exposed to winds.
Phyllostachys Nigra has a wonderful appearance, these gorgeous black bamboo plants are probably the most eye catching of the bamboo plants. They have wonderful rich looking glossy leaves. During late spring or early summer is the time to see these plants at their best. The clump forming plants do well in either partial shade or full sun positions.
Generally the bamboo plants are easy to care for and usually grow healthily without being bothered by garden pests and diseases. They prefer fertile soils that are moist but well drained. Once the plants have flowered, they should be pruned. Plant propagation can be successful by dividing the plants during the spring months. When planting it is important to leave enough space between each plant to allow them to spread out and grow healthily.
These glorious colored plants will look good in any garden and will add to and enhance the existing garden. They are ideal when used as a screening or hedging plant around the garden. They have a strong and color rich appearance. The gorgeous golden color of Phyllostachys Aurea bamboo plants will add interest to the garden all year round.