Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Aureocaulis'
Possibly one of the most sought after bamboos, this beautiful type has allot to be desired- cums emerge bright green/gold, then mellow to a deep "old gold" color. Leaves have an occasional white stripe, and some culms have random green pinstripes near the base. The highlight, however, is the zig zag pattern that a small percentage of canes grow into.
The center culms in this picture represent an older cane, left, and a new cane, right- note the color
Allowing the grove to grow for several years, then thinning back to mostly the zig zag culms produces an eye catching display.
Although Phylostachys aureosulcata 'Aureocaulis' starts life a little "floppy", it matures into a very upright plant, and makes a wonderful tall privacy screen. Using a wooden fence as a backdrop, and clearing the branches from the lower portion of the culms is sure to dramatize your backyard.
Care requirements for Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Aureocaulis'
Light- Best color and growth is acheived in full sun
Water- Moderate water requirement
Temperature- down to -15F
Size- Can reach 32' tall in ideal conditions, but more commonly reaches 25'. canes can be up to 1 1/2" diameter. Can be trimmed shorter like a standard hedge.
Running Bamboo- use containment methods to control growth as needed- Rhizome Pruning Methods
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Ordering Info: most bamboos we have are available in one gallon, three gallon, and five gallon nursery pots. Not all sizes of all species are available at all times, so the best way to order is to email us from our contact page with the species and size you are interested in.