Golden hair bamboo - imposing with decorative colour accents and dense growth
Black bamboo is one of the most decorative bamboo species with its striking play of colours between the lush green leaves and the dark culms. The golden hair bamboo, also called Phyllostachys nigra Henonis, is one of these attractive bamboo varieties. However, unlike most other black cane bamboo varieties, it has crisp green canes that can reach up to 5cm in thickness and develop a yellowish-green hue as they age.
Imposing and dense bamboo
The Phyllostachys nigra Henonis can easily reach a height of up to 7m. The tall culms form the first leaves just above the ground, so that the golden-haired bamboo with its very dense growth in a single position develops a truly impressive and imposing appearance. Its dense growth also makes it an ideal variety for planting a bamboo hedge.
Phyllostachys nigra henonis -Easy to care for and robust
A sunny to semi-shady location is ideal for the golden-haired bamboo. Like all garden bamboo varieties, it is very easy to care for and robust. Phyllostachys nigra Henonis is one of the most frost-hardy varieties and attracts attention even in winter with its evergreen foliage. Normal garden soil is perfectly sufficient for its vigorous growth.
Fast-growing and pruning-tolerant bamboo
Golden hair bamboo, like most bamboo varieties, is cuttable. However, bamboo generally does not continue to grow after the cut areas have been pruned. Instead, pruning stimulates the plant to form new culms.
Bamboo is absolutely fast-growing. The Phyllostachys nigra Henonis can easily grow up to 200cm in height per year and also greatly increase its girth. The bamboo canes develop from the rhizomes of the plant. If you plant this bamboo in your garden, the golden hair bamboo should be prevented from spreading uncontrollably by a rhizome barrier. This is especially true if you buy this bamboo to plant a bamboo hedge and trim it back regularly.
Decorative as a single plant or hedge
For a beautiful dense hedge, you should buy about 3 plants of bamboo per running metre. However, its magnificent and decorative appearance really comes into its own when you plant the bamboo so that it is the centre of attention as a specimen or foliage plant.
All varieties of black cane bamboo, and especially the variety Phyllostachys nigra Henonis, are excellent as a decorative element in house gardens, front gardens, indoor sheds and as a specimen near the garden pond. As a hedge, it provides perfect privacy all year round.
In Asian-style gardens, it perfectly underlines the garden style. But this bamboo also fits perfectly into modern gardens. The decorative play of colours between cane and foliage can be combined fantastically with concrete or steel elements in the garden or on the terrace. A golden bamboo is also an eye-catcher on wooden terraces as an impressive foliage plant.
Flowering plants harmonise particularly well with this bamboo as planting partners. Rhododendrons or Azaleas underline the Asian touch. But golden hair bamboo can also be combined with greens and ferns
The plants are grown in pots, so you can plant them all year round.
This bamboo is a spreading variety. Therefore, we recommend surrounding the roots with a non-perishable barrier to restrict the spread of the plant.