The Phyllostachys vivax ‘Aureocaulis’ is one of the best yellow bamboos that we grow. The new culms(canes) emerge a bright golden yellow. Some culms fade to a butterscotch yellow with age. Most every one has a green stripe along the culm. Sometimes the stripe is a tiny pinstripe, sometimes it is much wider. Most all culms have some striping, however, there are times that a culm may be all yellow, other times the culm can be one half green, one half yellow. The amount of stripping is extremely variable not only from culm to culm, but also between each node. The pictures show how the stripping can vary on a culm. Although it can grow very tall, here in the Pacific North West it will most likely reach only 40 feet plus. This is a new giant timber bamboo. This plant would make an incredible grove.
Phyllostachys vivax ‘Aureocaulis’
Common name: Golden vivax
Height x Diameter: Ht. 72’x5”.
Minimum temperature: Hardy to -5°F.
USDA zone 6-10.
Light: Full Sun.
Culm: Yellow with green stripes.
Uses: Specimen, hedge, screen, grove.
Distribution: Chekiang China.