Scientific Name: Phyllostachys aurea Form: Oval - vertical
Common Name:goldstem bamboo Texture:Medium - fine
Family Name:PoaceaeHabit: Arching, Stiffly upright, Twiggy, Spreading
Plant Type: Bamboo, Poales (grass-like) Mature Size (ht. X w.):7 - 10m x 5 - 7m
Origin: S.E. Asia / Japan / China Hardiness Zone:Zone 6: (-23 to -18 C)
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Soft flexible, Lanceolate, Entire
Flowers: Spikelet, (Panicle-like), Brown, Purple, May
Fruit: Grain (caryopsis), Brown, Aug- Jul
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade
Soil or Media: Acidic, Well-drained, Humus rich
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Container planting, Filler, Group or mass planting, Hedge row, Screening, Specimen plant, Tall background, Wind break, Woodland margin
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.