(Bambusa eutuldoides 'Viridi-Vittata')
China Gold is a large ornamental bamboo featuring green and gold striped culms and bushy dark green foliage. China Gold will naturally grow up to 6-8 metres in height and can be easily trimmed down in height if need be (read maintenance tips here). This is one of the only 'large' bamboo species that can be maintained into very narrow garden beds or pots & troughs!
It has naturally upright culms with wide bushy green foliage like a pom pom on top. It is not a narrow bamboo in terms of foliage. The natural footprint size of the clump is 2mtrs however this wonderful species can be planted into narrow garden beds or maintained smaller to suit your needs, down to a minimum of 40cm, with a root barrier, or 75cm with maintaining the base. It is the only large colourful bamboo that would perform in this area. Plant as a single feature or dense screening solution.
Clumping bamboo grow circular, so plant them the same distance apart as the width you have available. Eg. if your planting trench is 80cm wide, you would plant them 80cm apart to form a dense screen. The narrower the space, the closer you plant the bamboo together. For more information, talk to one of our helpful and knowledgable staff members for professional advice on your garden circumstances. Different circumstances have different solutions!
China Gold is extremely quick growing and can be almost fully grown within 18-24 months, and reaching full size in 3 years. Or achieve quicker growth if you purchase more established sizes! China Gold is low maintenance & extremely drought tolerant once established.
Follow our bamboo planting guide (provided with your purchase) to achieve the best results. The guides are helpful and easy to follow, and assist you in achieving the best results in the shortest amount of time. Most of the effort in growing your bamboos is preparation and the first few months after planting.
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200mm pots $99
Approx 1 - 2mtr tall with 1-2 stems
300mm pots $165
Approx 2 - 3mtrs tall with 2-4 stems
The approximate size of bamboo is only a guide. Plant measurements are taken from the bottom of the pot.
The sizing of plants does vary, particularly through different seasons of the year.
The most valuable part of the bamboo is the rootball size within the pots, which produces incredibly fast growth once planted.
Stock availability, pricing and sizing are subject to change without notice. For more information, please contact us directly.