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Flavescens Inversa Bamboo - Phyllostachys aurea - 3 Gallon Pot
A rare form of Phyllostachys aurea (Golden Bamboo), 'Flavenscens-Inversa' is a handsome and colorful golden bamboo with green culms (canes) that are striped in a vivid yellow. Another interesting feature are the stacked inter-nodes at the base of the culms which are often called "turtle shells." Its low-growing limbs, along with thick and lush foliage, make Flavescens-Inversa a great selection for privacy screening purposes. Get all the details below!

Flavescens Inversa Bamboo - Phyllostachys aurea - 3 Gallon Pot

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SIZE: 3 GALLON POT
Quantity Price Each
1 $99.97
2+ $92.82

'Flavescens Inversa' Bamboo
Phyllostachys vivax 'Aureocaulis'

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 7a-10b  Find Your Zone 

Note:  For our customers who live and garden north of USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 7a, where this Bamboo is not winter hardy, you'll be happy to know it can be grown in containers that can be brought indoors during winter and placed back outside when temperatures warm up in spring.



Special Attributes

A rare form of Phyllostachys aurea (Golden Bamboo)'Flavenscens-Inversa' is a handsome and colorful golden bamboo with green culms (canes) that are striped in a vivid yellow. Another interesting feature are the stacked inter-nodes at the base of the culms which are often called "turtle shells." Its low-growing limbs, along with thick and lush foliage, make Flavescens-Inversa a great selection for privacy screening purposes. A fast grower to 25 to 30 feet tall in warmer climates and 15 to 25 feet in cooler climates, this bamboo forms a thick grove of 1.75 inch diameter culms. Flavescens-Inversa likes as much sun as you can give it for best coloration but will grow in part shade. Cold hardy to 0°F.  

Culms are used for interior decoration, fishing rods, walking sticks, umbrella handles, and many other crafts projects.


Average Height By USDA Zone

USDA Zone 7-11:  25-30 feet in height.

Climate Zone 6:  approximately 15 feet in height with top damage during severe winter




Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 7a-10b  Find Your Zone 
Type: Running
Height: 25-30' (15' in Zone 6; 20-25' in Zone 7)
Spread: 5'+ with no control
Culm Diameter: 1.5-2.0"
Sun: Full Sun or Part Shade
Soil: Average, well-drained, drought tolerant when established
Growth Rate: Fast




Landscape & Other Uses

Containers/Pots: Good
Crafts: Good
Edible: Good
Hedge: Good
Indoor: Too large
Ornamental: Excellent
Privacy Screen: Excellent
Specimen: In containers or when controlled with a barrier
Wood Quality: Good

*Other Special Notes: This is a form of Phyllostachys aurea and is not the same as Yellow Groove Bamboo




Cultural Preferences

This Bamboo is easy to grow in any average, well-drained but moist soil and full sun to oart shade. During the first growing season after planting, water as needed to keep soil around the plants moist, but not soggy or wet. When established, most bamboo will tolerate periods of dry weather, however, will appreciate an occasional deep soaking if the leaves begin to curl from drought stress.

It is a running bamboo, which means it spreads. Bamboo can be controlled in a small area (a normal city yard) simply by mowing or stepping on the young shoots. New shoots of some bamboo can also be used for culinary purposes and cooked, much like asparagus. Keep in mind that running bamboo only puts up new shoots for a short time each year and, when they are "shooting," the new plants are very fragile and easy to destroy. Root pruning or a Bamboo Root Barrier are other methods to control spread.






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