Phyllostachys are attractive, tall, evergreen bamboos that make an architectural statement in the garden. Best grown as a single specimen in a large garden. In the right conditions it can spread, so limit the roots with a non-perishable barrier.
P. vivax f. aureocaulis is a vigorous bamboo with most impressive tall upright, golden-yellow green-striped canes. Best grown as a single specimen in a large garden.