Photo copyright: Ned Jaquith 2002

 

Phyllostachys aurea 'Koi'
Common name: Koi

Maximum Height: 30 feet
Typical northwest height: 15 to 20 feet
Diameter: 1.25 inches
Hardiness: 0 F

Recommended USDA zone 7a through 10

    One of the most interesting color variations,  the culms are green at first becoming yellow with a green sulcus after a few months. Similar in color to Phyllostachys bambusoides 'Castillonis', but with the compressed nodes at the base typical of the species. This is a real gem. The yellow parts of the culm are sometimes tinted with a rose highlight in bright sun.
     This plant makes an
excellent privacy screen, see Phyllostachys aurea for picture. This colorful form has the same growth habit as the original plant, though usually not as fast spreading


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