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Golden Bamboo

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Create your own Asian Landscape

  • Drought tolerant and easy to maintain
  • Make a living wall for privacy
  • Transforms to a bright golden color

Lush, Green and Tropical

The Golden Bamboo adds style and functionality to any landscape. The Asian appeal of the light green is bolstered by saber tooth leaves that give Golden Bamboo its priceless look.

Thick growth and dense leaves make Golden the unrivaled choice for the creation of a privacy barrier that will perform beyond expectations in no time at all.

And you don't have to live in the tropics for Golden Bamboo to thrive. Areas as far north as New York can easily grow Golden Bamboo to bring warmth and tranquility to backyard retreats.

The Dream Screen

The challenge of planting any screen is getting it to grow quickly enough to provide the desired amount of privacy. That challenge is quickly met by the fast, clustered growth of Golden Bamboo’s canes, coming together to create a tropical wall that will prevent any curious eyes from peering through. Once the bamboo absorbs the right amount of sun light, its pale green canes will transform to the brilliant golden color for which it’s aptly named.

Master the art of designing your own Asian garden by strategically placing the Golden Bamboo among sculptures and other oriental themed plants. You can even plant it to form a perimeter or long fence around your yard. Each spring you can expect new canes to spring forth and fill in any thin areas of your screen.

A highly drought tolerant species, the Golden Bamboo’s straight upward growth makes it easy to maintain, and it’s classic tropical beauty makes it hard not to love.

 

 

 

 

 




Growing Zones: 6-10

Mature Height: 30 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Drought Tolerance: Good
Time to Plant: Spring
Botanical Name: Phyllostachys aurea
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 6-10
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 6-10
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It's Easy to Plant your Golden Bamboo


Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Golden Bamboo.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.



Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Golden Bamboo gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Golden Bamboo again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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Are all of your bamboo plants non-invasive?
DeAnne C on May 31, 2014
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Best Answer: I bought 3 multiplex bamboo and they are noninvasive. I purchased the multiplex because it was recommended to me by the director of our botanical gardens as being noninvasive.
Reply · Report · elizabeth w on May 31, 2014
Is this variety easy to control in a specific area or will it over take my entire yard ?
Rick V on Jun 22, 2014
Best Answer: They do spread, but they don't drop seeds or baby plants. Our Golden Bamboo is easy to control.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 25, 2014
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Does this bamboo shed it's leaves?
A shopper on Jun 18, 2014
Best Answer: Bamboo doesn't go dormant, but will drop its leaves from time to time for various reasons like sudden temperature change or over watering. Leaf drop is often times normal.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 19, 2014
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Is this a noninvasive plant?
Anita M on Jun 3, 2014
Best Answer: This is a slower growing bamboo, but will spread quickly under the correct conditions.
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what problems do golden bamboo have with disease?
A shopper on May 30, 2014
Best Answer: If planted in an area with soggy soil, you will be susceptible to root rot. Otherwise, there are few other diseases that will infect this plant.
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Can I Plant Now?

Yes... Your Golden Bamboo can be planted any time of year... even Winter. Roots will continue to grow on warm days, giving your tree a head-start for Spring. 

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Will my Trees and Shrubs Look Like the Photographs?

Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.





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Late spring to early fall
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late fall through spring arrive bare root

Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.


Most Trees and Shrubs are Pruned Before Shipping... at No Cost to You

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Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.