Photo copyright: Amber Potter, 2006

Photo copyright: Jed Doty 1997

 

 

 

Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Aureocaulis'
Common name: Golden Crookstem bamboo
Expected Height: 25 feet, 30 feet maximum
Diameter: 2 inches
Hardiness: -10 F
Recommended for USDA zone 5 through 10.

The culms are a beautiful lemon yellow color at sheath fall. When planted where direct sun can shine on the culms from the south and the west, they often acquire a bright magenta highlight for a short time in the spring. This is the hardiest bamboo that has yellow or golden culms. A real jewel, one of our most spectacular bamboos, especially in the early summer as the new culms acquire their brightest color.

 

    Photo copyright: Ned Jaquith 2005
Showing spring color in full sun.

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