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