Golden Painted has an open clumping habit, with ornamental green and gold stripes. It is a great bamboo for creating that wonderful bamboo atmosphere with rustling, musical leaves and lots of shade. Bamboos are also great screens/hedges and useful for erosion control (due to the matted roots). Note bamboos lose leaves during cooler weather. Limited stock: one per order please.
It is extremely hardy and drought tolerant once established. Full sun to part shade to indoor low light. Its growth is slow in the winter and it is part deciduous. Can be grown in a pot/indoors for a few years but needs a large pot for maximum growth. Most bamboos are happiest in a moderately acidic loamy well drained soil. If relying on natural rainfall, growth will be greatly enhanced by consistent watering, an annual application of thick mulch, and fertilising several times throughout the year (use natural organic types or lawn fertiliser). Over time the bamboo will create its own layer of mulch from fallen leaves.
Plant Golden Painted on acreage with room to spread out up to 8m across at the base in a circular fashion. It is great as an open screen or shade for cattle. It is extremely hardy and drought tolerant once established.