Golden Peking Bamboo - thick bamboo shoots with colour accents
Phyllostachys aureosulcata Aureocaulis, also known as Golden Peking Bamboo, is not only one of the most frequently used bamboo species in the garden, but certainly also one of the most beautiful. The golden-yellow to brownish culms, which appear red to orange in the sun, are a special characteristic of this garden bamboo. Phyllostachys aureosulcata Aureocaulis therefore provides very special colour accents in the garden.
Medium bamboo with thick canes
Bamboo belongs to the family of saplings and is always a very special eye-catcher. With more than 1000 varieties, the diversity of bamboo plants is enormous. A rough distinction is made between varieties of dwarf bamboo, small and medium bamboo and giant bamboo. A golden Peking bamboo, with its maximum growth height of up to 5m, belongs to the medium varieties.
The most striking feature is its golden-yellow culms, which turn red to orange in the sun. But this feature is by no means the only reason for its popularity. Many of the garden bamboo varieties are beautiful to look at, but form rather thin culms. Those looking for the typical bamboo canes on these plants are usually disappointed.
A golden Peking bamboo, however, develops beautiful thick culms that fully correspond to the idea of a typical bamboo cane. Phyllostachys aureosulcata Aureocaulis has an upright habit and can grow up to 200cm in height per year.
Easy to care for, undemanding and robust bamboo
Like all varieties of garden bamboo, Phyllostachys aureosulcata Aureocaulis is absolutely easy to care for, robust and unpretentious. The undemanding plant copes excellently with a normal garden soil and thrives best in a sunny to semi-shady spot.
Most bamboo varieties grow from rhizomes. This is also true for the golden Peking bamboo. When you plant this bamboo, you should therefore think about a rhizome barrier. This will prevent it from spreading to places where it should not grow.
Beautiful bamboo as a solitary plant and also as a hedge
Bamboo does not mind being pruned. Golden Peking bamboo is therefore well suited as a bamboo hedge. If you want to create a hedge of Phyllostachys aureosulcata Aureocaulis, you should buy about 3 plants per running metre. This way the bamboo hedge will be beautifully dense. Such a hedge is opaque all year round, because the hardy garden bamboo retains its beautiful green leaves even in the cold season.
However, this garden bamboo looks most beautiful and natural when planted singly or in groups. It can also be planted in a large container.
Fits any garden style
For any garden style, it is worth buying bamboo, because this eye-catcher not only enhances the look in an Asian garden. When planting the bamboo, you should think of suitable planting partners. It looks very nice as a background planting for small flowering azaleas or hortensias Grasses and tall perennials such as coneflowers also fit well in its nook
The plants are grown in pots, so you can plant them all year round.
Delivery size: c2,5 pot