Medicinal uses(Warning!)There are no medicinal uses listed for Phyllostachys aurea.
Division in spring as new growth commences. Divisions from the open ground do not transplant well, so will need careful treatment and nurturing under cover in pots until at least late spring. Division is best carried out in wet weather and small divisions will establish better than large clumps. Another report says that you can take large divisions from established clumps and transfer them straight to their permanent positions, misting or drenching them frequently until they are established.
Surface sow as soon as it is ripe in a greenhouse at about 20°c. Do not allow the compost to dry out. Germination usually takes place fairly quickly so long as the seed is of good quality, though it can take 3 - 6 months. Grow on in a lightly shaded place in the greenhouse until large enough to plant out.
Basal cane cuttings in spring.
A very hardy bamboo, it succeeds in most parts of Britain but suffers leaf and culm damage at temperatures below about -15°c. Plants only flower at intervals of many years. When they do come into flower most of the plants energies are directed into producing seed and consequently the plant is severely weakened. They sometimes die after flowering, but if left alone they will usually recover though they will look very poorly for a few years. If fed with artificial NPK fertilizers at this time the plants are more likely to die. Although called the ' Golden Bamboo', the leaves of this plant only turn golden if plants are grown in full sun, especially if the plants are half-starved. This species is considered by some botanists to be a part of P. bambusoides. Cultivated for its edible shoots in China, it has the sweetest taste of the genus. It has been widely planted as an ornamental in the Mediterranean and seems to be naturalizing there. This species is notably resistant to honey fungus. The rootstock is running, but not aggressively so, the plant forming fairly tight clumps. New shoots are produced from late May.This is a good companion species to grow in a woodland because the plants have shallow root systems that do not compete with deep tree roots.
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