Bamboo - Golden

Phyllostachys aurea hedging

From £39.99

Bamboo makes the perfect hedging plant alternative, not only is it evergreen and fast growing it is also low maintenance so you can leave it to grow freely and create that contemporary style you are looking for. Golden Bamboo has all the features of green and black bamboo but with the bright golden colouring that will bring some life to your garden. Phyllostachys aurea has brightly coloured yellow stems that stand out amongst the bright green foliage. When first starting out, Golden Bamboo has lemony yellow canes with green stripes and in good sunlight the canes will turn golden yellow.

Golden Bamboo is classed as low maintenance, but it can take a year or two to fully settle and they need to be watered well until they are established. Bamboo can be invasive so if you do not want your bamboo to get too out of control, you can plant bamboo underground in pots (twice their root size) to contain their height and growth spread.

Planting bamboo in a slightly dry soil will also slow down their growth rate, which can reach up to 6m, as this wouldn’t be their first choice in soil choice. To achieve a fully growing bamboo hedge, plant them slightly below ground level. They prefer sun or semi shade and will grow by 60/90cm pa.

More Information

  • Berry Colour None
  • Deciduous No
  • Semi Evergreen No
  • Evergreen Yes
  • Flower Colour None
  • Grows Up To 4m
  • Has Berries No
  • Is Edible No
  • Is Native No
  • Intruder Proof No
  • Privacy Hedge Yes

As Golden Bamboo is such a fast growing species pruning will need to be done regularly to keep the desired effect. Any unwanted or damaged canes should be cut down to ground level in springtime and any new golden bamboo shoots should also be pruned to the established height of the plants.

General hedge trimming should be done twice a year, once in early June and again in late September. It is important to prune at the right time, so as not to remove healthy growing shoots.

1. Select Root Type

Bare Root 

Bare roots are young plants that are only planted when they are dormant, from November to March (weather dependant). We lift bare root plants and despatch them during the planting season but they can be pre-ordered in summer to guarantee your stock. As they are cheaper to grow, they are one of our most affordable hedge planting options and the cheapest way to plant a hedge.

Root Ball 

Root ball plants are also seasonal stock as they can only be lifted when they are dormant, from November to March (weather dependant). These plants are scooped out of the ground like an ice-cream using machinery to keep their root system intact and wrapped in bio-degradable, hessian sacks.  They are mature plants that provide dense coverage very early on, ideal for when you need a thick hedge quickly. Root ball hedging plants give an instant effect and are a cheaper alternative to instant trough grown hedging. 

Pot Grown 

Pot grown plants can be planted year round and they are our mose convenient option of hedging plants. They come in a wide range of sizes, from 10cm to 2.5m so they're suitable for the majority of planting requirements. From small 2L shrubs to large 15L extra tall hedging, there will be a pot grown plant for any garden type. 

Instant Hedging 

Our Instant Hedging is grown in troughs or bags that measure 50cm-1 metre in length and carefully clipped during the growing season to create a dramatic, instant hedge effect. If you are looking for a quick fix or an instant impact, Instant Trough Grown hedging is the solution for you. 

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  • Golden Bamboo 120-150 10L Pot
    Golden Bamboo 120-150 10L Pot
    10L Pot Pot Grown
    Price £39.99
    Planting Density:
    1.5 to 2 per metre
    Pallet Delivery - min. Order

    This product requires a pallet delivery which is £30 or free on orders over £300.

  • Golden Bamboo 150-200cm 10L pot
    Golden Bamboo 150-200cm 10L pot
    10L Pot Pot Grown
    Price £44.99
    Planting Density:
    1.5 to 2 per metre
    Pallet Delivery - min. Order

    This product requires a pallet delivery which is £30 or free on orders over £300.

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More Information
Berry ColourNone
Semi EvergreenNo
Flower ColourNone
Grows Up To4m
Has BerriesNo
Is EdibleNo
Is NativeNo
Intruder ProofNo
Privacy HedgeYes

Delivery Information

  • Orders £100 and over to mainland UK are delivered FREE for box deliveries
  • Our delivery lead time is currently within 3-5 days. *Some troughs and trees may take up to 14 days at present.
  • Orders under £100 to mainland UK £7.99 (box delivery).
  • Orders requiring a pallet delivery, free delivery over £300 or a £30 pallet charge if the order is under £300.
  • Bespoke deliveries that require a dedicated vehicle is a charge of £300 or free on orders over £1000.
  • We can deliver to Scottish Highlands & Islands, Channel Islands, Isle of Wight and Isle Man, but the delivery cost will need to be quoted by one of our team, so please contact us on

For some plants that are too heavy or too tall to be packed in cardboard boxes we use pallet deliveries. In these circumstances, we require a minimum order value of £300 for free delivery, or you can make a contribution towards the delivery cost. Look out for the information on product pages which explains this further where applicable and if your order is for less than £300 please call or email us to agree a delivery contribution. This requirement only applies to those plants where it is clearly indicated on the product page.

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Golden Bamboo will bring some sunshine to your garden with its sunny, golden yellow stems stand brightly amongst green foliage. Phyllostachys aurea is the perfect hedging alternative for a contemporary style garden.