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Golden Bamboo (Phyllostachys aurea)

  • Golden Bamboo (Phyllostachys Aurea) http://www.sagebud.com/golden-bamboo-phyllostachys-aurea
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  • Golden Bamboo (Phyllostachys Aurea) http://www.sagebud.com/golden-bamboo-phyllostachys-aurea
    Credit: KENPEI | KENPEI's photo | License: CC-BY-SA-2.5,2.0,1.0 CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
  • Golden Bamboo (Phyllostachys Aurea) http://www.sagebud.com/golden-bamboo-phyllostachys-aurea
    Credit: KENPEI | KENPEI's photo | License: CC-BY-SA-2.5,2.0,1.0 CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
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Phyllostachys Aurea, or more commonly know as Golden Bamboo, is a vine shrub graminoid with green foliage of the genus Phyllostachys. It has a rapid growth rate and a height of 15 feet at maturity. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. It's active growth period is spring summer fall. Phyllostachys Aurea or Golden Bamboo's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

  • Category: Monocot
  • Genus: Phyllostachys
  • Family: Poaceae
  • Order: Cyperales
  • Class: Liliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Vine Shrub Graminoid
  • Native Status: L48 (I)
  • PLANTS Invasive Status: FLEPPC HEAR
  • Active Growth Period: Spring Summer Fall
  • Allelopath: No
  • Bloat: None
  • C:N Ratio: High
  • Coppice Potential: No
  • Fall Conspicuous: Yes
  • Fire Resistance: No
  • Flower Conspicuous: No
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Foliage Porosity Summer: Dense
  • Foliage Porosity Winter: Dense
  • Foliage Texture: Coarse
  • Fruit/Seed Conspicuous: No
  • Growth Form: Rhizomatous
  • Growth Rate: Rapid
  • Height at 20 Years Maximum (feet): 15
  • Height Mature (feet): 15
  • Leaf Retention: Yes
  • Lifespan: Long
  • Low Growing Grass: No
  • Resprout Ability: Yes
  • Shape and Orientation: Erect
  • Toxicity: None
  • Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils: Yes
  • Adapted to Fine Textured Soils: Yes
  • Adapted to Medium Textured Soils: Yes
  • Anaerobic Tolerance: None
  • CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
  • Cold Stratification Required: No
  • Drought Tolerance: Low
  • Fertility Requirement: Low
  • Fire Tolerance: High
  • Frost Free Days Minimum: 180
  • Hedge Tolerance: High
  • Moisture Use: Low
  • pH (Minimum): 5
  • pH (Maximum): 7.5
  • Planting Density per Acre Minimum: 300
  • Planting Density per Acre Maximum: 700
  • Precipitation (Minimum): 35
  • Precipitation (Maximum): 65
  • Root Depth Minimum (inches): 14
  • Salinity Tolerance: None
  • Shade Tolerance: Intolerant
  • Temperature Minimum (°F): -3
  • Commercial Availability: Contracting Only
  • Fruit/Seed Persistence: No
  • Propagated by Bare Root: Yes
  • Propagated by Bulbs: No
  • Propagated by Container: Yes
  • Propagated by Corms: No
  • Propagated by Cuttings: No
  • Propagated by Seed: No
  • Propagated by Sod: No
  • Propagated by Sprigs: Yes
  • Propagated by Tubers: No
  • Small Grain: No
  • Vegetative Spread Rate: Rapid




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