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Koi Bamboo (Phyllostachys aurea)

Categorized as: Bamboo,Ornamental Grass

May 12, 2010 | 18502 Views | 0 Comments

Phyllostachys Aurea ‘Koi’ One of the most interesting color variations, the culms are green at first becoming yellow with a green sulcus after a few months. Meaning that it has a patterned striping that alternated sides up and down the cane. The yellow parts of the culm are sometimes tinted with a rose highlight in bright sun. It also has an occasional leaf variegation. Typical diameter is about 1.25 inches.

Family: Poaceae
Genus: Phyllostachys
Species: aurea
Cultivar: 'Koi'

Phyllostachys Aurea ‘Koi’


USDA Zone 7a: to 0 °F
USDA Zone 7b: to 5 °F
USDA Zone 8a: to 10 °F
USDA Zone 8b: to 15 °F
USDA Zone 9a: to 20 °F
USDA Zone 9b: to 25 °F


12-15 ft.
15-20 ft.

Light Exposure:

Full Sun
10% to 40% Shade

Growth Rate:


Phyllostachys Aurea ‘Koi’ It is a great choice for screen because it has low growing limbs. The culm nodes are compacted giving this species a great look on larger canes.

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