- Origin: China
- Genus: Phyllostachys
- Height: from 3 to 5m. in southern regions with mild warm winters with good care up to 9m. (China, Japan: 12 m)
- Stems: green, yellow in the sun, lower nodes partially compressed, thickening of lower nodes from 2 to 4 cm. Ø
- Leaves: green, dense
- Height: upright
- Bamboo Type: Running Bamboo (Barrier Root Required)
- Frost resistance: up to - 18 ° C in protected places short-term frosts down to - 22 ° C
- Climatic zone: 7a - 10
- Landing area: from 6 m2
- Prefers: full sun, part of the shade, drought tolerant, wind resistant
- Shoots: edible, slightly bitter raw
- Application: specimen plant, bamboo groves, living walls, high hedges (free-growing, molded) growing in pots and containers in winter gardens and in landscaping light interiors. Aurea long straight stems are used for fishing rods, canes and handles
Phyllostachys Aurea bamboo is commonly known as "knot bamboo" or "golden bamboo" and is one of the most popular types of bamboo in landscaping in regions with mild, warm winters. The stems of Phyllostachys Aurea are green, not yellow, and as the name suggests, it is only over time that if they are exposed to direct sunlight, like other Phyllostachys, the stems turn yellow.
Phyllostachys Aurea bamboo is famous for its decorative stems. The stems are strong, vertically growing, it is very easy to distinguish it from other species, thanks to the decorative distorted internodes of the stems formed in the lower part one by one and called "turtle shell", later the stems are collected and dried, used for canes and handles that have unique decorative qualities. Aurea bamboo acquires a unique decorative structure of the "tortoise shell" stem with age. The lower branches on the stems are often removed to accentuate the effect of the Phyllostachys Aurea tortoiseshell reeds.
Bamboo Phyllostachys Aurea grows quickly in warm climatic zones, loves bright sun, drought and wind resistance, tolerates haircut well. Phyllostachys Aurea bamboo is a running bamboo but the stems grow quite densely, branches with a dense, opaque mass of leaves grow from the very bottom (from ground level), which makes it one of the best species for living walls, tall hedges and screens along roads or sidewalks for planting in the southern regions.
Phyllostachys Aurea bamboo is a heat-loving, unpretentious, drought-tolerant bamboo ideal for growing in conservatories and growing in large flower pots and landscaping large light interiors.