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Products > Arundo formosana 'Oriental Gold' PP15,489
 
Arundo formosana 'Oriental Gold' PP15,489 - Oriental Gold Giant Reed

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Grass
Family: Poaceae (Gramineae) (Grasses)
Origin: China (Asia)
Evergreen: Yes
Yellow/Chartreuse Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Pinkish White
Bloomtime: Fall
Height: 4-8 feet
Width: 3-5 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Arundo formosana 'Oriental Gold' PP15,489 (Oriental Gold Giant Reed) - Native Chinese selection of the Giant Reed forms large clumps from which emerge arching stems of golden yellow foliage. Brilliant golden foliage with irregular green stripes grace the 8 foot long slightly-arching stems. Late summer into fall terminal blooms are light and airy, opening pink and turning a buff color. Works well in containers. This selection of the giant reed is a perfect choice for a dramatic accent or used in the background. Ideally suited in full sun to partial shade. Evergreen in mild winters to dormant in more severe. Cold hardy to 20 degrees F. Greg Speichert discovered this plant in a garden in Cedar Lake, Ind. in 1994. It was a naturally occurring cane sport of an unvariegated form of Arundo formosana.  The information on this page is based on research about this plant that is conducted in our nursery library, from online sources, as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in the nursery, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens where we have observed it. We also incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Arundo formosana 'Oriental Gold'.
 
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