Phyllostachys aurea is called golden bamboo or giant bamboo in Dutch. It is a large, evergreen bamboo with a vigorous, columnar habit. The leaves are linear, lanceolate, colored light green. They grow on sturdy, upright, olive-green to green-yellow culms that can grow up to 4 cm in diameter. This bamboo prefers a sheltered position in full sun or partial shade and a moisture-retaining, but well-permeable, humus-rich soil. Phyllostachys aurea is reasonably to hardy, but only moderately drought tolerant. It tolerates mild sea breezes and air pollution and is virtually unaffected by diseases or vermin.