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Phyllostachys vivax 'Aureocaulis'

Phyllostachys vivax 'Aureocaulis'
Phyllostachys vivax 'Aureocaulis'

Thank you to “Weekend Gardener” of the UBC BG Forums for sharing another photograph via the BPotD Submissions Forum (in this thread). Always enjoyable, WG, thanks.

The Royal Horticultural Society Garden Rosemoor provides an excellent summary article about golden Chinese timber bamboo, with suggested links to the American Bamboo Society and the European Bamboo Society. For information about the genus, Wikipedia provides a short description of Phyllostachys.


Wonderful. My favorite bamboo!

lovely picture selby gardens has
lovely plants tall after all these years

daniel the storey about finding a new
tree species in madagascar
a self destructing palm tree
100 years old is on the net
in linnean journal today
it blooms every 100 years
could you all look it up
and perhaps comment than you

Phyllostachys vivax - Z8 - RHS Index of Garden Plants, Griffiths
Phyllostachys vivax - Z7-10 - A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants, Brickell, Cole, Zuk
Phyllostachys, fil-los-tak-is, from Gr. phyllon, a leaf, and stachys, a spike, the flowers in leafy spikes. Plant Names Simplified, Johnson and Smith

"daniel the storey about finding a new tree species in madagascar a self destructing palm tree"

Here's some info about the new palm:

This is so good to see and the Photograps are great. With all the interest in using Bamboo for building and floors and since it is fast growing I am pleased to learn more about it.
Thank you,

Beautiful bamboo

A sincere thanks to Michael F. for the reference to the Tahina spectabilis palm. Fascinating.

Great photo, we sell these at Floraselect, each year bring lorry load in from in from Galicia in Spain, they have got to be my favorite bamboo giving a realy good grove effect without being to dense and a slightley drooping habit.

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