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Scientific Name: Phyllostachys aurea
Pronunciation: fill-oh-STAY-kus ORE-ee-uh
Common Name: goldstem bamboo
Family Name: Poaceae
Plant Type: Bamboo, Poales (grass-like)
Key ID Features: Stems clump forming, green/turning golden yellow, round with a flat groove on one side, tortoise-shell internodes at base of cane; leaves upright, <8 cm long.
Course(s): HORT 1155

Habit: Arching, Spreading, Stiffly upright, Twiggy
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium - fine
Mature Size:
Height:7 - 10m
Spread:5 - 7m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: S.E. Asia / Japan / China (E. China)
Hardiness Rating: Zone 6: (-23 to -18 C)
Exposure: Filtered shade, Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Acidic, Humus rich, Well-drained
Water Use: Low
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Container planting, Filler, Group or mass planting, Hedge row, Screening, Specimen plant, Tall background, Wind break, Woodland margin
Additional Info: Google
goldstem bamboo
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Colour in Fall: Green-yellow
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Lanceolate
Apices: Acute
Bases: Cuneate, Sheathing
Margins: Entire

Inflorescence Type: Panicle-like, Spikelet
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:0
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, Brown, Purple
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: May
Additional Info: Usually only flowers when plant is about to die.

Fruit Type: Grain (caryopsis)
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Jul, Aug
Additional Info: Not showy
Bark Morphology: Showy, Smooth, Multi-stem trunk
Bark or Stem Colour: Yellow
Organ Modifications: Fleshy monocot roots, Rhizomes

Propagation: Division - below ground parts
Plant Care:
Pest Susceptibility: Mites, Rust, Slugs or snails, ( Deer resistant )
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