Photo copyright: Amber Potter, 2006
Photo copyright: Ned Jaquith 2005
Showing spring color in full sun.

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 (this is the time when the new shoots reach their full height in late spring). 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.  Like all cultivars of the Phyllostachys aureosulcata type, they have upright and narrow stature which offer good qualities for tall screens.

Photo copyright: Noah Bell, Bamboo Garden 2011
A three year old "Golden Crookstem"  showing a nice display of new shoots along the outside of the grove. They will be push to about 5 feet taller than the older canes from the previous season.  Photographic evidence of our saying among bamboo growers: "The first year they sleep, the second year they creep, the third year they LEAP!" 

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