Friendly name: Multiplex Golden Goddess

Bambusa multiplex
'Golden Goddess'

Maximum Height: 10'
Maximum Diameter: 0 1/2"
Minimum Temperature: -3° F
Does best in full sun.
Spreading: Clumper
ID: Grif 13923 01 PL

Bambusa multiplex Golden Goddess

Bambusa multiplex 'Golden Goddess' bamboo is a dwarf form similar to Fernleaf Bamboo but with larger leaves. It is considered a tropical or sub-tropical species. The culms have numerous branches at a node with one or two usually much larger than the rest with 10 to 20 closely spaced two ranked leaves. The culms tend to be yellowish. It is considered a tropical or sub-tropical bamboo and is grown here in Virginia as a die back perennial (100% winter top kill).

Bambusa multiplex Golden Goddess

Botanical Latin is essentially a written language .... How they are pronounced really matters little provided they sound pleasant and are understood by all concerned...
W.T. Stearn an authority on Botanical Latin

Name Botanical Alternate Meaning
Bambusa bam-BOO-suh   A name for bamboo that was the result of an erroneous pronunciation of the Indian word Mambu 
multiplex mul-TIE-plex   complex, manifold, multiple 

Bambusa multiplex Golden Goddess
Edible shoots Too small Hedge Good
House 4 hours min. sun Wood quality Thin wall
Container Excellent Crafts Good
Screen Good Ornamental Excellent
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