Geographic Origin: Originates from the southeast Chinese provinces of Jiangsu and Zhejiang.
Adult size: 4.5 to 7 metres in height.
Diameter of cane: 1.5cm to 5.5cm.
Type of soil: Moist and deep. Dislikes excess of lime.
Climate: Drought resistant, if not prolonged.
Exposure: Full sun.
Root development: Runner root system (spreading variety).
Characteristics and uses: The canes of the Phyllostachys aureosulcata f. "Aureocaulis" are yellow/orange. At the base of the plant the stems have a characteristic "zig-zag" shape. Ideal when planted as part of a hedge or in clumps. The leaves are dark green sometimes with white stripes. Its comportment is upright. Its stems are yellow (during the first year they can be red), it is covered with a coarse down.