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Golden Goddess Bamboo*

Bambusa multiplex 'Golden Goddess'

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Golden Goddess Bamboo (Bambusa multiplex 'Golden Goddess') at Pender Pines Garden Center

Golden Goddess Bamboo bark

Golden Goddess Bamboo bark

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Golden Goddess Bamboo (Bambusa multiplex 'Golden Goddess') at Pender Pines Garden Center

Golden Goddess Bamboo foliage

Golden Goddess Bamboo foliage

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  10 feet

Spread:  10 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  7b

Other Names:  Hedge Bamboo, Clumping Bamboo


A striking bamboo with very small leaves on slender culms, making it perfectly suited for privacy screens; bright yellow-gold stems are a major year-round attraction; a great choice for smaller landscapes because of its size and non-invasive habit

Ornamental Features

Golden Goddess Bamboo's attractive narrow compound leaves emerge yellow in spring, turning light green in color the rest of the year. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The yellow stems are very colorful and add to the overall interest of the plant.

Landscape Attributes

Golden Goddess Bamboo is a dense herbaceous evergreen perennial with a shapely form and gracefully arching stalks. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Golden Goddess Bamboo is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Golden Goddess Bamboo will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 3 feet from the ground. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Golden Goddess Bamboo is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its height, it is often used as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.


* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing  Screening  Garden  Container 
Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form  Bark 
Ornamental Features

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