This delicate-leafed hedge bamboo is a great choice for a smaller lot. It also works well as a container plant for patios or poolside planting. Golden Goddess can tolerate winter temperatures that dip for short periods of time into the high teens, making it a good choice for people living in Zone 8 - 10.
If planted 4' to 6' apart in rich soil that's watered and fertilized regularly, this semi-dwarf (6' to 12' tall) bamboo with 1/4" to 1/2" canes will form a solid wall of green by the end of its first growing season.
Our daughter Jenny stands in front of a 4-year-old clump of Golden Goddess that shows off the bamboo's distinctively round, fluffy shape.
Even though Golden Goddess tends to grow in what I call a "snowball" shape, it is easily pruned to take the form of whatever shape works best in the landscape. The line of Golden Goddess below demonstrates how nicely Golden Goddess can be pruned to create a short squared off hedge.
We offer Golden Goddess in 3-gal, 7-gal and 15-gal size containers. Even in 3-gal containers, Bambusa multiplex golden goddess is already quite tall and has multiple canes as Ralph demonstrates in the photo below:
A closeup shot shows the size of this bamboo's canes. Golden Goddess culms are small but plentiful. They rarely get larger than 1/2" diameter.