Golden Bamboo (Phyllostachys aurea)


Golden Bamboo

Phyllostachys aurea

Golden Bamboo grows fast, so they are great for adding an attractive lush privacy screen to block out unwanted views! They feature dense branches of dark green evergreen foliage on thick, polished, yellow colored stems, which also makes them a favorite for Asian inspired gardens as well as any tropical themed landscape design. Native to the east coast of China, Phyllostachys aurea are prized for their foliage, where we often plant them as hedges, windbreaks, and even as a useful sound barrier in landscapes near busy streets. We love the way the canes sway beautifully in the wind, creating their own unique wind chime sound.

Because they are so adaptable, some people love to grow Golden Bamboo in tubs and containers, where they love partial to full sun exposures. Once established, they have low to moderate watering needs, and we recommend feeding them Moon Valley fertilizers to help them keep their overall lush appearance!

Golden Bamboo is a must-have for anyone looking to create a garden oasis. They can create a beautiful backdrop, and when used as a bamboo fence, can help keep your backyard oasis nice and private. With a little ingenuity, you can even use the stems to make a homemade fishing pole!

  • Also known as Fishpole Bamboo, Fairyland Bamboo, Monk’s Belly Bamboo
  • An evergreen that has gained the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Merit
  • Native to China but has been cultivated in Japan for centuries
  • The first Phyllostachys introduced into the United States in 1882 (Alabama)
  • Works great as a visual privacy screen or bamboo fence
  • Can be used as an effective sound barrier and windbreak
  • One of the most common cultivated bamboos in the United States
  • In many countries throughout Asia, Golden Bamboo is used for paper pulp, handicrafts and as a food source
  • Pet friendly
  • Fast growing


Running bamboo that spreads rapidly

Fast growing, tall bamboo used for screens and large accents.

Grow in full sun to partial shade