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Phyllostachys aureosulcata spectabilis

Golden Bamboo Plant

from From £44.99 (ex. VAT)
( £53.99 (ex. VAT) inc. VAT)

A very beautiful bamboo with custard yellow stems that often have a green streak. Foliage is evergreen and narrow with a point; when a breeze passes through the canopy and stems it resembles running water.

Often used in Japanese landscape, Phyllostachys aureosulcata spectabilis is hardy and will make a good screen or specimen plant that can be container grown. Given a moist position in full sun or part shade this bamboo will grow to 3 x 2 metres.

AKA Showy Yellow Groove bamboo, Green Sulcus bamboo, Crookstem bamboo, Phyllostachys aureosulcata f. spectabilis

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10L pot 200-225cm specimen Multi-stem £44.99 (ex. VAT)
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Delivery Timescales

Most deliveries are made within a week of placing the order. All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team, with many despatched to our tried and tested couriers within 24 hours (please allow up to 10 days). These trees are sent on a 'no signature required' basis, so there's no need to be in. You can give instructions on where to leave them via the checkout or email us (sales@ornamental-trees.co.uk).

There is a slightly longer timescale on pleached and mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height) because we group orders together by geographic area for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers to notify them of the delivery date and whether the delivery driver needs help unloading the trees.

Gift trees and those required for arrival by a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure, although we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

Our nursery is a busy despatch centre, so please make an appointment to collect or view trees.  For collections, despatch charges will be refunded.

Delivery Costs

1 small tree (most trees with a height under 1.5 metres) : £7.95 + vat

1 medium tree (most trees 1.5-2 metres in height) or 2-4 small trees: £9.95 + vat

2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £12.95 + vat

1-4 large trees (trees too large to fit in a box): £19.95 + vat

Mature, pleached or 5+ large trees: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode. You can buy additional trees with no increase in delivery cost.

The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process.

Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and Non Mainland UK

Our courier charges are not viable for just one or two trees, but if you have a larger requirement then please do speak to us to see if we can find a solution.

Planting Advice for Aureosulcata Spectabilis Plants

Pot grown Golden Bamboo plants can be planted at any time of the year. Firstly, remove all weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole then dig a hole as deep as your root mass and approximately 2x as wide. We recommend digging a square hole as this encourages the roots to grow straight as opposed to around inside the hole. To help your tree establish more effectively, we advise applying root grow (sprinkle in the hole for pot grown trees), especially if you have poor soil. Gently loosen the roots and place into the planting hole.

If your soil is poor, mix 50% of the original soil with 50% high quality compost, fill in the hole and firm around gently. Make sure not to bank the soil up around the collar of the tree as this can cause problems.

Aftercare Advice for Golden Bamboo Plants

If you’re planting in dry weather, water well and regularly for the first few months. The same goes for spring and summer planting. Make sure to keep an eye on your young tree and increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather. If you’re planting in autumn, you may only need to water your tree a little. Bamboo plants do not like sitting in wet soil for long periods of time, so avoid over watering. We also stock a range of irrigation kits, suitable for a variety of planting schemes.

Once planted, it is important to keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons. Using a glyphosate based weed killer or installing mulch matting and bark chips will aid in this. A good tip for bamboo plants is leave some of the fallen leaves around the base of your plants as they contain silica which improves strength and stability.

Pruning Advice for Phyllostachys Aureosulcata Spectabilis Plants

Golden bamboo plants are very low maintenance. They simply need tidying up in spring by cutting weak or damaged canes down to ground level using secateurs.

Phyllostachys aureosulcata spectabilis (Golden Bamboo Plant) Description

  • Common name: Golden Bamboo plant
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 3 x 2 metres
  • Seasons of interest: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
  • Foliage: Custard yellow stems, streaked green and pointed, green foliage year-round
  • Soil: Suited to all soil types