This type of Golden bamboo is very similar to the species, with the exception that the culm (cane) and branches are a golden yellow with green striping in the inter nodes. Like Golden, the nodes are compressed on the lower portion of the culm. This is a very colorful bamboo, sometimes showing a little variegation in the leaves and picking up a tint of red from the sun, like the Crookstems. The Koi makes a great screen or hedge due to its low growing limbs and foliage.
Common name: Koi
Height x Diameter: Ht. 25’x1.75”.
Minimum temperature: Hardy to 0° F.
USDA zone 7-10
Light: Full sun.
Culm: Green, turning yellow with age, with green inter nodes.
Uses: Hedge, screen, container.