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Flavescens Inversa Bamboo - Phyllostachys aurea Flavescens Inversa
Golden Fish Pole Bamboo is a handsome, highly-ornamental and colorful golden bamboo with green canes that are striped in yellow! An aggressive grower, this variety is perfect to create a quick screen. More details below

Flavescens Inversa Bamboo - Phyllostachys aurea Flavescens Inversa

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'Flavescens Inversa' Bamboo
Phyllostachys aurea 'Flavescens Inversa'

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 7A-10  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

Phyllostachys Aurea 'Flavenscens-inversa' is a handsome, highly-ornamental and colorful golden bamboo with green culms (canes) that are striped in a vivid yellow. As a very aggressive spreader that provides a quick screen in areas with warm summers. On smaller properties or in smaller landscape spaces it will require containment using an in-ground bamboo barrier. It is used worldwide as an ornamental and is excellent for use as a screen. Culms are used for interior decoration, fishing rods, walking sticks, umbrella handles, and many other crafts projects.




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.







Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 7A-10  Find Your Zone 
Type: Running
Height: 30'
Spread: 5'+ with no control
Culm Diameter: 1.5-2.5"
Sun: Full Sun or Part Shade
Soil: Average, well-drained
Growth Rate: Fast


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