A tall, coloured-stemmed bamboo with rich yellow canes with a few green stripes at the base. This green-leaved bamboo looks spectacular grown as a specimen. An RHS highly reccomended plant, it should be planted next to a building or path where the near-luminous, yellow to burnt orange coloured canes can be enjoyed all year.
Yellow Bamboo, phyllostachys aureosulcata
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Hardiness: fully hardy
In smaller gardens surround the roots with a non-perishable barrier that restricts the plant's spread.
Bamboos never look their best in winter because the cold, drying winds will often scorch their leaves. In late spring however, new canes will appear bearing a fresh batch of lush foliage