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Golden Bamboo

Phyllostachys aurea


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-t- Planting Mix
Golden Bamboo Planting Mix

Helps your Golden Bamboo get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
-t- Planket™ - Frost & Cold Protection
PLanket 10-20 ft.

Protect your sensitive plants and shrubs with the Planket™

Benefits include:

  1. Lightweight fabric allows your plants to breather while also protecting them from the frost and cold winds.

  2. 6ft. round size makes it easy to protect sensitive container plants.

Add A Decorative Pot

Growing Zones: 6-10
(hardy down to 0℉)

Growing Zones 6-10
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

30 ft.


Full Sun


2-3 ft.

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Drought Tolerance:


Botanical Name:

Phyllostachys aurea

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Where Function Meets Beauty

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.

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Golden Beauty loves being on the Patio with the "Queen" Palm - Royalty loves same.
I am so very much enjoy my very first Bamboo. Watching her growth is so relaxing. I live in Florida and had just received the shipment when Hurrican Matthew hit --- my new Bamboo stood firm and tall in the high winds. She is now blossoming and has a bronzy golden /green color. You will enjoy yours too.
November 6, 2016
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for 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.

Planting & Care

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.

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
We went to Kauai for our honeymoon and my husband fell in love with the bamboo garden there, we have seen it around town so we decided to make our own bamboo garden in the backyard and its doing fabulous!!!!!
Tiffany N on Dec 5, 2017
Looks nice. Starting a privacy wall
canaan b on Oct 28, 2017
We went to Kauai for our honeymoon and my husband fell in love with the bamboo garden there, we have seen it around town so we decided to make our own bamboo garden in the backyard and its doing fabulous!!!!!
Tiffany N on Dec 5, 2017
Tropical look.
Victor L on Nov 16, 2017
Looks nice. Starting a privacy wall
canaan b on Oct 28, 2017
I grow multiple varieties of bamboo yet don't have any golden in the mix until now.
Daniel G on Oct 2, 2016
For its beauty and foilage.
Jaime A on Sep 16, 2016
Need a fast growing option for privacy from neighbors
Michelle B on Aug 1, 2016
for privacy and like the golden bamboo myself
Javier L on Apr 10, 2016
I am trying this plant to see how well it grows and looks.
Henry F on Apr 9, 2016
Liked the photos.
LEE A on Oct 5, 2015
Tropical look.
Victor L on Nov 16, 2017
I grow multiple varieties of bamboo yet don't have any golden in the mix until now.
Daniel G on Oct 2, 2016
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 many canes come when I order this?
whitt on Apr 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: There can be 2-4 canes in a container.
how many linear ft will the 3gal container make? I need to fence in 100'
Troy B on Aug 13, 2017
How wide with this clumbing bamboo grow?
Anon544 on Aug 20, 2017
I live in Boston Mass, would the bamboo will survive for the winter months and when is best time to plant it?
AhFang on Oct 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 6-10. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
I would wait until the spring to plant.
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.
Does this bamboo stay green all year?
shirley b on Aug 21, 2017
When planting multiple plants, how far apart do they need to be?
Lisa V on Aug 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would plant 4-6 feet apart.
Can you grow golden bamboo in a planter outdoors? I'm thinking of using a metal feed trough. How deep would it need to be?
ed w on Aug 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can. But depend on zone, you might need to winterized it. For areas that snow in the winter, I think it's best to plant it at least 18" deep and mulch the top to prevent freezing. Warmer climate might get by with 12" deep.
I am thinking of starting a bamboo garden in my backyard for privacy, however, the area I've designated for my garden is right up against my stucco/ frame house. What is the root system of bamboo like? Is that going to be a problem for my foundation? Also, I live in Northern CA where the soil is very tough and dry, especially in the drought months. Will the bamboo survive with regular watering's?
Alexa K on Aug 15, 2017
Does it need full sun?
Andy D on Nov 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Can withstand full sunlight. I have mine in an area where it receives morning sun, and late afternoon sun and it is soooooo beautiful now with its almost bronze/green colors. I potted it in a tall cone shaped ceramic and the plant loves the area. I tried moving it to another part of the yard BUT she didn't like the new space. I moved her back to the main patio where she reigns from her corner close to my Queen Palm and she's blossoming. I guess she loves the longer breezes she gets on the patio. LOL.
Can you take existing bamboo plants and dig them to move them to new area to transplant?
Amy M on Oct 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, you may transplant them.
how tall does this bamboo get & how long does it take to get to full maturity?
Kevin K on Jun 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The mature height is 30ft tall and can grow 4+ feet a year once established.
Are these golden bamboo deer resistant?
GEORGE R on Jan 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Golden Bamboo is rarely damaged by deer.
Can I grow this bamboo plant indoor?
Mom123 on Dec 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, you can grow bamboo indoors.
How often do you water and feed plants?
Together on Apr 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Moist but not too wet. These plants when established, do well planted in the ground outside with regular rain. After I planted mine in the ground, I may have watered it a few times but other then that I let it go on it's own. Left in a pot it will need to be kept moist because if it gets too dry the leaves will curl and may not come back and you will have to wait for new growth if the plant is still alive. Overall they like water as long as there is good drainage. I do not feed as the soil where I live Illinois is rich in nutrients. If I had to feed it I would give it a basic plant food similar to lawn fertilizer to feed grass higher in Nitrogen.
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.
Will golden bamboo afect my septic tank lines ?
Gravy on Nov 21, 2017

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