Evergreen, graminaceous plants with an upright growth habit and thick culms, known as bamboos. Upright, conical inflorescences appear in summer.
Latin name: Phyllostachys aurea
Require moist, drained, humus-rich soils and full sun or part shade.
Used in hedging.
Cut old culms to the ground in late winter.
Easily propagated by division in spring.