An evergreen bamboo with a very neat and tidy upward growth habit.
Golden Crookstem Bamboo has a very striking appearance – its canes are a mix of pale yellow and red when first sprouting, they then change as they mature to have golden-yellow on the side facing away from the sun and a deep red on the side that is exposed to sunlight. This red colouration is more pronounced when nights are cold. Its green leaves hold their colour all-year-round – a very “visually interesting” plant.
Bamboo is one of the world’s fastest growing plant-types. Traditionally from Asia, its hardiness means it can actually be grown very easily in Britain – visitors to your garden will be surprised and impressed to see it there. As a forest plant, it appreciates a steady supply of moisture and compost. And as an enthusiastic grower, you should give Bamboo room to expand, we suggest placing infant plants about 100cm apart.
Latin Name: Bambusa Phyllostachys Aureosulcata Aureocaulis
English Name: Golden Crookstem Bamboo, Golden Crooked Stem Bamboo, Zig-Zag Bamboo
Foliage Type: Evergreen.
Foliage: Yellow and Green.
Flowering Period: n/a
Suggested Location: Outdoor.
Suggested Soil Type: Moist and Well-Drained. Loam. Chalk. Slightly Acidic.
Suggested Exposure to Sunlight: Full Sunlight or Partial Shade.
Suggested Exposure to Weather: Sheltered.
Hardiness Rating: High (H5)
Lowest Temperature Tolerance: -15 °C to -10 °C (5 °F to 14 °F)
Suggested Uses: Containers. Hedging. Privacy Screening. Architectural.
Maintenance: Apply liquid fertiliser, prune dead and damaged stems in spring. Leave the cuttings at the plant’s base as a natural compost. Cover the roots with mulch in winter. Protect against slugs.
Growth Habit: Upright/Suckering.
Growth Speed: Fast (50cm to 80cm per year)
Starting Height: 100cm to 300cm (3.3 ft to 9.8 ft)
Final Height: 500cm (16.4 ft)
Starting Sideways Spread: 20cm to 100cm (0.7 ft to 3.3 ft)
Final Sideways Spread: 300cm (9.8 ft)
Pot Included: 10 Litre Plastic Pot to 30 Litre Plastic Pot
Height including Pot: 123cm to 336cm (4.0 ft to 11.0 ft)
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