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Phyllostachys bambusoides 'Holochrysa'

Allgold bamboo

from £24.50

5 / 5 based on 1 customer review
RHS Award of Garden Merit
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Outstanding gold bamboo from China. Produces thick upright canes which are flushed with red during the summer. Canes can arch gracefully with age. Can reach 4 or more metres, making an impressive specimen. One feature we have noticed at the nursery is that it has very good leaf quality - the leaves stay a deep green throughout the year.Tends not to wander too much, generally forming a large clump.
Hardy, keep well fed and water when dry for best results.

Eventual Size of Phyllostachys bambusoides 'Holochrysa' Eventual Size of Phyllostachys bambusoides 'Holochrysa'
Eventual size after 10 years
Plant Care

Bamboo Care

Before planting it is a good idea to soak the bamboo thoroughly to ensure the rots are well and truly saturated then dig a hole at least twice the size of the root ball add compost then place the bamboo so that the finished soil height will be slightly lower than the top of the root ball. Backfill using your soil mixed 50:50 with good compost. Once planted gently firm down the soil around the base add a top dressing of a good fertilizer, we prefer poultry manure, then mulch with a good 8-10 deep layer of compost. Finally water again to help settle the bamboo. In dry periods it may be necessary to repeat watering regularly, if the bamboo looks dry and the leaves are curling this is a sure sign. After the first season we repeat the mulching and feeding each spring. 

Now stand back and enjoy. Don’t expect your bamboo to grow away like a rocket, yes bamboo can grow incredibly fast but most of this happens over a 3 month period which is very generally late May through to early August so if you’ve planted either side of this period I’m afraid you’ll have to wait. 

 Pruning and Grooming 

Bamboo can be very accommodating here. I’ve seen pristine clipped hedges and topiary shaped plantings of both Phllostachys aurea and bissetti showing easy how easy it can be managed. What I like to do though on any large bamboo is to remove all old, thin and spindly canes (or culms as us horticulturists call them) then prune away all the side branches off the remaining culms to a height of between 60cm to 150cm depending on your choice. This in my opinion show bamboos off to there best making them stately specimens. 

For more information see our Bamboo Care Guide for these types of Bamboo: 

Also see our Bamboo FAQ


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Customer Reviews

on 10 Aug 2018

5 / 5

Arrived safely and quickly, really healthy plants, 5 stars.