5ft 'Spectabilis' Bamboo | 10L Pot | Phyllostachys aureocaulis 'Spectabilis'

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5ft 'Spectabilis' Bamboo | 10L Pot | Phyllostachys aureocaulis 'Spectabilis'
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5ft 'Spectabilis' Bamboo | 10L Pot | Phyllostachys aureocaulis 'Spectabilis'

The colourful and hardy bamboo variety

Spectabilis Bamboo isn't just one of the hardiest bamboos going but is an attractive tall plant that will make a bold statement in any garden, looking stunning wherever grown. This is one of our favourite plants chiefly because of the near-luminous stem's ability to brighten up any garden. For an absolute show stopper, light from the base and you’ll create an extravagant beam of golden wonder, projecting into the darkness. Phyllostachys Aureocaulis Spectabilis looks even more spectacular up against a building or wall and adds an unique oriental charm to any space. This plant grows into a rigidly upright structure which makes it perfect for creating a border to a driveway or creating your own, bespoke luxury screening to provide you with a little extra privacy. 'Spectabilis' is perfect for blocking out any unwanted sights or sounds.

Variety Information

Foliage Colour Green
Cane Colour Yellow
Bamboo Type Spreading
Hardiness Fully Hardy

Size Information

Pot Size 10L Pot
Height on Arrival 1.3m - 1.5m
Eventual Height 4m - 8m
Rate Of Growth Average
Pot SizeTitle Height On Arrival Price Link
10L Pot 1.5m - 1.7m Tall
£54.99  £44.99
1.5m - 1.7m£54.99  £44.99View Here
18L Pot 2.2m - 2.5m Tall
£96.99  £79.99
2.2m - 2.5m £96.99  £79.99View Here
5L Pot 1.3m - 1.5m Tall
£32.99  £29.99
1.3m - 1.5m £32.99  £29.99This Product
Optional Extras
  • Bamboo Control System | 4m Roll | 1-2 Plants
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  • 40L All Purpose Compost By Miracle-Gro
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  • All-purpose Liquid Seaweed Stimulant by Empathy - 1L
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  • L75cm Zinc Galvanised Silver Trough Planter - By Primrose™
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Selected items will be included with your purchase

Our bamboo plants are carefully packaged and will arrive in a specially made, extra thick, cardboard box with a clamp to hold the pot in place at the bottom of the box. This prevents any movement during transit, keeping your plant safe.

Planting bamboo is relatively simple but there are a few consideration to bare in mind.

Firstly, if planting spreading bamboo, you should consider taking steps to prevent unwanted running. Use bamboo control fabrics or plant in a container to keep your bamboo exactly where you want it.

Bamboo plants need a lot of water, so if planting in a container remember to water regularly, especially in the summer where they will need 2-3 soakings a week during dry spells.

They also consume a lot of nutrients to support their amazing growth rate. It is best to replenish the soil with fertiliser. Use a liquid seaweed or a slow release granular fertiliser once a year for potted bamboo and once every two years for bamboo planted in the ground.

To plant, simply dig a hole one and a half times the size of the rootball and drop the bamboo plant in. Backfill with soil, firm in place and ensure that the top of the rootball sits level with the top of the hole. Ideally you should mix in 1 part multi purpose compost per 3 parts soil to give the bamboo the best start in life. Water in well and ensure the soil does not dry out for a prolonged period during the first couple of months.

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Bamboos thrive in moist, but well-drained soil in a sheltered, sunny spot. They tolerate most soil types, but will perform best in humus rich soils. Bamboo will grow in poor soils, but not in constant wet, boggy or extremely dry conditions. Protection from wind is advised, especially for younger plants.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating: 5.0/5 (6 reviews)

Rating: 5/5

"Great looking plants and wrapped well"

Reviewed Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Rating: 5/5


Reviewed Monday, 25 June 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Beautiful large specimen, very healthy and delivered with care and secure packaging."

Reviewed Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Rating: 5/5

"The plant I received was healthy and very big good value for money and a lot more cheaper than anywhere else I have looked thank you primrose."

Reviewed Monday, 5 March 2018

Rating: 5/5

"The plant was healthy on arrival and looks beautiful in the garden. I was very impressed with the service from Primrose."

Reviewed Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Rating: 5/5

"The bamboo is really lovely and I am very happy with it although it took some time to be delivered."

Reviewed Friday, 24 March 2017

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