This is a very rare form of the Phyllostachys aureosulcata or Crookstem Bamboo. Its canes are the brightest golden color of any Crookstem. If given 4-5 hours of direct sun light, the new canes in the Spring will turn to a mahogany red color for a few months and eventually fade to golden yellow. Like any Crookstem, it can tolerate a shady growing area however the culm (cane) color will look best when planted in a sunny location. An occasional green stripe may be seen on the culms.
Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Lama Temple'
Common Name: Lama Templa
Height x Diameter: 20'-25' x 1.75"
Minimum temperature: Hardy to -10ºf
USDA zone 5-10
Light: Full sun to part shade
Culm: Golden yellow.
Uses: Specimen, hedge, container, screen
Distribution: China Spread: Running