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

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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.  This information is based on research conducted about this plant in our nursery library and from reliable online sources. We also take into consideration observations of it in our nursery of crops, as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens we have visited. We will incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if it includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Arundo formosana 'Oriental Gold' PP15,489.
 
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