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Gold Vivax Giant Timber Bamboo (Green Stripe Bamboo) - Phyllostachys vivax Aureocaulis - 3 Gallon Pot
One of the most impressive of the striped bamboos, Gold Vivax Bamboo, Phyllostachys vivax 'Aureocaulis', also commonly called Green Stripe Bamboo, is a spectacular rare collector species that has not been in the U.S. long. A majestic giant with bright yellow canes and random dark green stripes of varying widths is distinctive and truly remarkable. It is the most cold hardy of the large timber bamboos and establishes very quickly. Get all the details below!

Gold Vivax Giant Timber Bamboo (Green Stripe Bamboo) - Phyllostachys vivax Aureocaulis - 3 Gallon Pot

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SIZE: 3 GALLON POT
Quantity Price Each
1 $99.97
2+ $92.77

Green Stripe Vivax Giant Timber Bamboo
Phyllostachys vivax 'Aureocaulis'

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 6a-11 Find Your Zone 

Note:  For our customers who live and garden north of USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 6a, 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

One of the most impressive of the striped bamboos, Gold Vivax Bamboo, Phyllostachys vivax 'Aureocaulis', also commonly called Green Stripe Bamboo, is a spectacular rare collector species that has not been in the U.S. long. A majestic giant with bright yellow canes and random dark green stripes of varying widths is distinctive and truly remarkable. It is the most cold hardy of the large timber bamboos and establishes very quickly. The oral setae and auricles are absent from the culm sheaths. There is also white pin striping on many of the green leaves. A fast grower to 60 to 70 feet tall in warmer climates and maybe 30 to 40 feet in cooler climates, this bamboo forms a grove of large, 5 inch diameter culms. Gold Vivax likes as much sun as you can give it for best coloration but will grow in part shade. Cold hardy to 5°F.


Average Height by USDA Zone

USDA Zone 7:  60 feet or more in height

USDA Zone 6:  average 30 feet in height




Cultural Preferences

Gold Vivax Bamboo is easy to grow in any average, well-drained but moist soil and full to mostly sun, though because of its large leaves will tolerate part 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.

Gold Vivax 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: 6a-11 Find Your Zone  
Type: Running, moderate
Height: Up to 70', in cooler regions maybe 50'
Spread: 10'+ with no control
Culm Diameter: 5"
Sun: Full to Mostly Sun
Soil: Average, well-drained
Growth Rate: Fast
Salt Tolerance: Moderate (Salt Air, no flooding)




Landscape & Other Uses

Containers/Pots: Too large
Crafts: Good
Edible: Excellent
Hedge: Too tall
Indoor: Too large
Ornamental: Excellent
Specimen: Good, high branches
Wood Quality: Excellent







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