Golden Crookstem Bamboos for hedging & screening. 8ft & 10ft tall plants available. Pallet Deals
Golden Crookstem Bamboo, Zig-zag Bamboo.
Phyllostachys aureo-sulcata Aureocaulis
A cousin of Spectabilis, so performs well in the garden. Canes are lemon to golden yellow, with canes facing the sun turning a nice burnt orange to red colour. Occasionally the canes zig-zag!
It makes an excellent specimen plant or screen and is very hardy to -20oC when planted in the ground.
Pruning: It can be pruned to your desired height at the end of July when the new stems have sprouted and uncurled it's new leaves. Prune just above a leaf-joint. Easily reaches 3-4 metres tall with no pruning.
In time, for example in the summer of the third year after planting the lower foliage and thin stems can be trimmed off to better show off the lovely stems. This in time encourages the plant to produce thicker stems.
Aspect: Ideally West or South facing, part shade to full sun.
Suggested Plant Uses: Architectural, Japanese gardens, Exotic foliage affect.
Hedging / Screening: Recommended planting density 1 to 2 plants per metre of screen / hedge required.
Soil: Acid, Alkaline or Neutral. Moist but well-drained or well-drained. If you wish to grow it in a container, a minimum of a half-barrel size will be needed. Water and feed well during the summer months.
*Pallet Bamboo Plants Offer: Please note these are delivered on a wooden pallet by lorry. Please only order if there is suitable access to your property for a lorry. If you order and the driver discovers there is no access then the pallet will be delivered to your kerbside or as near to your property as the lorry can gain access to and you will be responsible for unloading the plants on to your property. If you require a different number than is not prelisted on our website, then do please contact us for your individual quote for the number you require.