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Phyllostachys Vivax Aureocaulis. Golden Chinese Timber Bamboo.

Phyllostachys Vivax Aureocaulis or Golden Chinese Timber Bamboo is a very large graceful and impressive giant bamboo. Growing up to 30ft in height with upright canes of diameter up to 13cm. Fully hardy down to -21 degrees, it's tall, strong, canes mature to become a golden yellow randomly striped with green, although it is possible to have a solid yellow or green colour. Dense lush dark green leaves (which can occasionally have a creamy-yellow stripe) are great for providing both a visual and a sound barrier in the shape of a hedge. Alternatively they look spectacular as a single specimen plant. 

Although the Vivax Aureocaulis Bamboo is classed as a spreading bamboo in warm, moist climates it initially behaves itself in the UK climate and may even become clump forming in poor soil, but a non perishable bamboo barrier can be used. Has received the RHS Award Of Garden Merit. 

Photos 1-6 show some of the actual bamboo plants in stock now. These are exceptional plants from Specialist Growers. Please Note: Heights stated include pot sizes. Delivery Is Free Only To Within A 30 Mile Radius Of The Nursery. Any Distance Further Than This Will Incur A Surcharge To Be Paid Before Delivery.


Click into the "Height" box and price of each plant is shown next to its size. UK delivery is FREE on all our plants.


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  • Latin Name: Phyllostachys Vivax Aureocaulis Bamboo.

    Common Name: Golden Chinese Timber Bamboo. Golden Vivax Bamboo. Giant Bamboo. Phyllostachys Aureocaulis.

    Origin: China.

    Hardiness: Hardy down to -21 degrees.

    Growth Characteristics: Large evergreen bamboo. Tall arching upright canes which turn golden yellow striped with green. Can also be a solid yellow or green colour. Dense lush green feathery leaves.  To restrict growth a rigid non-perishable root barrier can be used. Easy to grow.

    Sunlight: Full sun/partial shade.

    Soil: loam. Well drained.

    Moisture: Keep moist but avoid water- logging. Drought tolerant.

  • Available For Delivery Now.


    All plants have been imported with phytosanitary certificates from top quality growers.

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