Golden Fish Pole Bamboo Plants

General Info RHS AGM, Edible Fruit / Nuts
Shade Full Sun, Partial Shade
Area Scotland & The North
Soil Good, Well Drained, Acidic, Alkaline/Chalky, Poor/Dry, Wet
Type Evergreen, Pot Grown, Screening
Ornamental Beautiful Bark

Phyllostachys aurea

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SIZES 1-2 3-910+
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Golden Fish Pole Bamboo Plants

To many people, Phyllostachys aurea is the classic garden bamboo, with lush evergreen leaves and elegant, upright canes that ripen slowly from olive green to golden yellow. It is versatile and reliable, responding well to pruning.

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Growing Golden Fish Pole Bamboo

Any moist soil is fine, and the more sun it gets the better: it will tolerate partial shade, but the canes won't achieve their best mature, golden colour.

A naturally running variety, it is nevertheless well behaved to the point of almost being clumping in colder parts of the UK. Still, a root barrier is necessary to keep it contained, and it thrives in pots.

Bamboos have shallow roots, so they can be planted close to trees as windbreaks and/or for their shoots.

Harvesting shoots: Allow the plants to establish for a few years before harvesting. When the new spring shoots reach 7-9cm tall, dig down a little in order to slice them off at 5cm below soil level, then replace the soil.


  • Size: 5-7m
  • Stem Colour: Olive green, golden when fully mature
  • Edible, great to eat raw
  • Evergreen
  • Growth: Relatively well behaved running, or clumping in colder locations.
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit

Did You Know?

The first Phyllostachys ever brought to the United States (1882), it is native to South East China, especially Fujian and Zhejiang provinces. , it is native to South East China, especially Fujian and Zhejiang provinces.

The fish pole name derives from the compacted, knotty formation of culms at the base of each cane, which form a naturally sturdy handle. The canes are also ideal for making musical pipes.

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Bareroot planting is best done between November and April
Bareroot and potted - what's the difference?

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