Phyllostachys aurea ‘Koi’

Golden Bamboo

(2 customer reviews)



Phyllostachys aurea ‘Koi’ is definitely one of my favourite bamboo it really is gorgeous with golden canes streaked alternatively between the nodes in deep green. Each cane holding masses pale green leaves to add to the beauty. It is also a ramrod striaght bamboo, large enough to be impressive but not too big to scare you off. For me Phyllostachys aurea ‘Koi’ makes a superb specimen and can even be used to make a very impressive screen or hedge.

Given it’s upright habit ‘Koi’ is perfect for adding height where space is limited and although it belongs to a family that can be invasive I’ve found ‘Koi’ to be pretty much clump forming rarely sending up canes far from the main plant. In my garden each year I prune of the sideshoots up to 1.20cm from each cane to show off the lovely cane colour and crowded nodes like its more commmon relative Phyllostachys aurea.

  • Eventual Size:Up to 4. 5 metres, but can be pruned.
  • Position:Sun to part shade; out of cold, drying winds - especially coastal winds.
  • Foliage:Evergreen.
  • Habit:Columnar/Upright/Clump-Forming/Well behaved slightly spreading.
  • Soil:All soils, but avoid waterlogged areas; very dry soils will need extra watering.
  • Cane/Culm Colour:Yellow canes with a green sulcas.
  • Hardiness:H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
  • Uses:Screening Bamboo, Hedging Bamboo

Eventual Plant Size

Please note all images are for illustrative purposes only, depending on the season or time of year the plant you receive may be different than pictured.

2 reviews for Phyllostachys aurea ‘Koi’

  1. Kim

    Ordered the bamboo unseen and I received a beautiful plant with yellow and green canes just as depicted in the images. Very pleased with the service and plants. First time I have purchased from Big Plant Nursery but wont be the last.

  2. Simon johnson

    I have already re potted my new bamboo and its looking fantastic! great service.

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