Phyllostachys Aureosulcata Aureocaulis - Golden Crookstem Bamboo
This fine clump forming bamboo has a bright, lemon yellow culm which gains a red blush in the spring when the new shoots are exposed to direct sunlight. It is among the most cold hardy bamboos It's upright grow habit makes it a good choice when a narrow, colorful screen is desired. Growing quickly, "Golden Crookstem" reaches mature height within 5 years, even when started from a small division.
The lower branches produce dense, evergreen foliage, beginning at two feet, extending to the top of the canopy. P. aureosulcata 'Aureocaulis' prefers full sun but is shade tolerant as well, and can add a bright and interesting color to a dark corner of the yard.
It also makes an excellect container plant, being very cold hardy and upright. Usual height 4-5 metres.
Some people like to trim off the lower foliage to show off the bright stems even better. It looks fantastic at night if you put a spotlight under it shining on the stems.
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