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Fishpole Golden Bamboo Aurea

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Best quality of Fish Pole Golden Bamboo Aurea: an all-rounder slim running bamboo, grows well in shade, part shade and sun, spectacular evergreen slender leaves and light green stems that mature to golden yellow.

Features of Fishpole Bamboo Phyllostachys aurea

  • Identification: Phyllostachys aurea, Fishpole Bamboo, Golden Bamboo.
  • Site: Tolerant bamboo, grows in full sun to partial shade and shade.
  • Soil: Prefers moist and well-drained loose soil (sand and loam), doesn’t like compacted soil.
  • Uses: Excellent for hedging, screening, windbreak, or pots and containers.
  • Temperature hardiness: Hardy to – 20 degrees Celsius.
  • Height: Fast-growing plant, 2 – 4m.
  • Spread: Running bamboo, allow space to spread or contain in large pots.
  • Foliage colour: Light green to yellow foliage all year round.
  • Culm colour: Slender bright green matures to golden yellow in full sun.

Fishpole Bamboo Phyllostachys aurea uses

Although the fishpole bamboo is tolerant to shade, it grows well in part shade and sun. Sufficient sunlight will result in a significant transformation in the colour of the culms (stems) and foliage from green to golden yellow. The slender green and yellow leaves last all year round.

This running bamboo behaves more like the clump-forming bamboo in the UK where it is cooler. However, the rhizomes are invasive where the soil is loose and rich in moisture and nutrients, so plant it where there is enough space for it to grow.

The Phyllostachys aurea is an ideal bamboo for hedging, privacy screening and windbreak in the garden. It is also an excellent bamboo plant for medium to large pots and containers.

Notably, it does not like soggy soil and it definitely does not like the compacted soil. It prefers well-drained loamy soil, loose and rich in moisture.

Buy Fishpole Golden Bamboo Phyllostachys aurea

The features of a bamboo plant, including where to buy and grow the bamboo, are important for selecting it. In fact, the RHS gave Merit Awards to several Phyllostachys group of bamboos.

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To help you choose the right bamboo, we provide a complete Guide to Selecting Bamboo Plants. The neat sequence of 6 questions leads you to the right plant! Read and Download the guide.

Propagate Fishpole Golden Bamboo Phyllostachys aurea

You can propagate the Fishpole Golden Bamboo by seed and separation of the base clump or from the culm or rhizome cuttings. However, bamboo seeds are often hard to buy near you because they do not flower regularly.

The common way to propagate the Fishpole Bamboos is by

  • clump separation and
  • rhizome and culm cuttings.

I propagated bamboo rhizomes and culms cuttings to understand how quickly the new shoots grow. It was challenging to protect the new growth because the slugs were a menace. They destroyed the new shoots in a matter of hours.

Check out the Amazing Bamboo YouTube channel where I show instances of slug attacks on the new growths, including the growing habits of these fastest-growing plants.

Fishpole Golden Bamboo Care

Although the Fishpole Bamboo is a low maintenance plant, the new growth will require care and attention. As mentioned, the slugs adore the tender new growths, they can wipe off the fresh leaves in one visit if left unprotected.

If you are propagating bamboo plants either from the rhizome or culm cuttings or planting a recent purchase, protect the new growths by adding Slug and Snail Killer.

Slugs and Snails Killer

Feeds and Fertilisers

Rhizomes/Roots Barrier

Heavy Duty Pots and Planters

Grow Fishpole Bamboo Phyllostachys aurea

Perhaps it is important to note that despite its clump-forming nature, the Phyllostachys aurea is a running bamboo.

The bamboo’s horizontal rhizomes can spread to an average of 4m if left unchecked. It is best to give it space to grow. Alternatively surround the roots with YouGarden root barrier to restrict the rhizomes from spreading.

Better to grow the Fishpole Bamboo where there is enough space, away from strong wind. It can also be grown in large pots and containers to contain its spreading.

Old Fishpole Bamboo Care

The matured Fishpole Golden bamboo will thrive in well-drained loamy soil with high moisture and nutrient contents. Like most bamboo plants in the UK, they do not like compacted dry soils such as new building sites or roads and pathways.

In addition, the matured bamboos thrive on what is available in the soil, they will occasionally need feed and water. A regular check is recommended if you are growing them in containers.

The browning of the culms or yellowing of the leaves are signs of the plant in distress. Here is an article on how to revive your bamboo plants where they show signs of distress.

Check the soil by inspection or digging to 10 cm depth to find out if the soil is too dry. Add, mulch fertiliser or any plant feed if necessary.

If your Fishpole Bamboo plant outgrows the container and shows distressing signs, it is calling for you to separate the plants and re-pot them. Alternatively, prune the old culms ideally in early Spring for the new growth to take over.

We appreciate your visit to Garden Bamboo Plants (GBP) website about bamboos. We invite you to check out our YouTube Channel – Amazing Bamboo Plants.

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