• Arundo donax 'Golden Chain'

Arundo donax 'Golden Chain'

Giant Cane 'Golden Chain', Spanish Cane 'Golden Chain', Giant Reed 'Golden Chain', Giant Spanish Cane 'Golden Chain', Elephant Grass
Size: ex 1.5L pot

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£10.99

Quick Overview

  • Tall beautifully variegated reed
  • Creamy yellow and green foliage
  • Full sun and warm aspect
  • Moist soil
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Description

Arundo donax 'Golden Chain' is an exceptionally beautiful cultivar of the Giant Reed with a creamy yellow and green variegation originally introduced by Liam Mackenzie. It does not grow as tall as Arundo donax and has a less aggressive habit and thus is more suited to the typically smaller UK garden. If well watered throughout the summer it maintains its colour well and the combination of yellow and bright green on the large sword-shaped leaves is particularly pleasing. 

It requires a warm sunny aspect and likes its roots moist. The leaves die back in autumn and turn brown and should be left on the plant to give it extra protection throughout the winter. It is not as hardy as Arundo donax and will require mulching in some colder regions of the UK. As winter draws to an end and the Spring weather starts to warm the ground, the old growth can be cut back to invigorate and stimulate growth in the new shoots.

Recommended.

Additional Information

Order Poales
Family Poaceae
Sub-Family Arundinoideae
Synonyms No
Geographical Origin Horticultural cultivar: the type species is native to the Mediterranean, North Africa, the Middle East and Asia
Cultivation Warm sunny spot but with a moist soil. Leave the canes throughout the winter and cut back the old growth in spring when the weather starts to warm up
Eventual Height 2m
Eventual Spread 1-2m
Hardiness Down to about -10C but not reliably hardy in all parts of the UK. Needs a thick mulch in colder regions

Arundo donax 'Golden Chain'

Giant Cane 'Golden Chain', Spanish Cane 'Golden Chain', Giant Reed 'Golden Chain', Giant Spanish Cane 'Golden Chain', Elephant Grass
Size: ex 1.5L pot

Availability: Sold Out

£10.99
You could receive 10 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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