Pleioblastus auricomus is a lovely dwarf golden leaved bamboo that can reach 30"-36" in height. It can be clipped back in early spring to promote masses of lush new growth. It works particularly well as a small hedge and equally well as a specimen, is great in pots. Ideal for the small garden or where space is at a premium. RHS Award of Garden Merit. We recommend bamboo root barrier for this plant, or our best recommendation is to plant in a large pot, and leave it there. Wonderful on the patio.