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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
Botanical Name: Phyllostachys aurea
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 6-10
This plant is recommended for zones: 6-10
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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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I planted the Golden bamboo on July 10 2015. So far it looks to grow very slow if at all. We will wait and give it more time
I also planted Mutiplex Bamboo on May 20 and it shows moderate growth.

Do you gave Bambsa Emeiensis Veridiflavus )Yin Yang ???
July 29, 2015
4 months ago
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Liked the photos.
LEE A on Oct 5, 2015
Liked the photos.
LEE A on Oct 5, 2015
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.
does this type of Bamboo Plant spread endlessly and take over?
Sully on Apr 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No, this is a clumping type bamboo which means it is easy to control and maintain.
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.
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.
How invasive are the roots? Is Golden Bamboo suitable near decks?
Thomas B on Jul 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Our golden bamboo is growing so slowly that it is not likely to invade anything anytime soon. I would ask Pam at FGT about this....we are not experts...our first effort at growing bamboo
What is the annual growth rate?
John C on Jul 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: only had them for a month and didn't measure the shipping height, but guessing around 6'. To date, they appear taller and fuller.
What am I getting for this price?
Cindy S on Jul 11, 2015
I was in the field today looking at everything and the bamboo looks fabulous. It's 4-5 ft. very thick and lush. All the varieties looked equally as good.
can you control the height to only 10-12 feet?
pop pop on May 11, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We have no idea. Very new to Bamboo. Doubt one can control the height however unless you continue to cut it at that height. We had a rough winter (as did many) but the bamboo seems to have survived and is starting to show signs of growth.
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.

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