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Yellow Bamboo | Phyllostachys aureocaulis 'Spectabilis'

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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. Fed up with receiving young, tiny plants from other retailers? We provide you with a plant at over 8ft, in a large 12L pot, with plenty of beautiful green foliage - perfect if you don’t want to have to wait 2 years for your plants to mature.

Variety Information

  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Cane Color: Yellow
  • Bamboo Type: Spreading
  • Hardiness: Fully Hardy
  • Pot Size: 12L Pot
  • Height on Arrival: 1.5m - 1.8m
  • Eventual Height: 4m - 8m
  • Rate of Growth: Average
About your plant

Lovingly grown and carefully packaged up, your bamboo plant will arrive in an extra thick cardboard box. This box also includes a clamp to hold the pot in place. You can therefore rest assured that your plant will not move around in transit, arriving in good condition.
How your order will arrive
Planting bamboo is fairly simple but there are a few considerations to bear in mind:

  • If you are planting a spreading bamboo, you should consider taking steps to prevent unwanted running. You can use bamboo control fabrics or plant in a container to make your bamboo more manageable.
  • Bamboo plants need a lot of water, so water them regularly if you are planting them in a container. This is particularly important during the summer months (where they will need 2 - 3 soakings per week if the weather has been dry).
  • They also consume plenty of nutrients to support their impressive growth rate. You should replenish their soil with fertiliser, and use a liquid seaweed or a slow release granular fertiliser once a year for potted bamboo and once every two years for bamboo in the ground.
  • To plant, simply dig a hole that is one and a half times the size of the rootball. Backfill with soil, firm in place and ensure that the top of the rootball sits level with the top of the planting hole. It is best to have a ratio of one quarter multi purpose compost to three quarters soil. Water generously and make sure that your bamboo’s soil does not dry out for a prolonged period during the first couple of months.
Bamboo plants are relatively easy to grow. Their growth and output will likely be excellent providing you follow our planting and care instructions. Below we address some common query topics:

  • Position: Your bamboo plant will flourish in a sheltered, sunny location. Once planted, we advise that you protect your bamboo from wind, particularly when it is a young plant.
  • Soil: Bamboo tolerates most types of soil, but performs best in those that are moist, well-drained, and rich in humus. Bamboo can grow in poor soils, but not in extremely dry or boggy conditions.
More Information
Is Collection/Mix? No
Needs Ericaceous Compost? No