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A closeup of the golden yellow and lime green variegated foliage belonging to the Golden Japanese Forest Grass, planted in a landscape
A closeup of the golden yellow and lime green variegated foliage belonging to the Golden Japanese Forest Grass, planted in a landscape with the foliage sort of weeping over the brick edging
The Golden Japanese Forest Grass showing off its green and yellow variegated foliage in a black nursery pot on a white background
A closeup of the golden yellow and lime green variegated foliage belonging to the Golden Japanese Forest Grass, planted in a landscape
A closeup of the golden yellow and lime green variegated foliage belonging to the Golden Japanese Forest Grass, planted in a landscape with the foliage sort of weeping over the brick edging
The Golden Japanese Forest Grass showing off its green and yellow variegated foliage in a black nursery pot on a white background

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-9
  • Mature Height: 18-24'' tall
  • Mature Width: 18-24'' wide
  • Exposure: Part Sun/Part Shade
  • Spacing: 18-24'' apart

A SMALL, REFINED AND COLORFUL GRASS THAT WILL LIGHT UP SHADY SPACES

FEATURES:

  • Bright green and yellow variegated foliage
  • In fall, the foliage begins to take on stunning, rosy-pink hues
  • Long, bamboo-like foliage adds texture to a landscape
  • Perfect for shady corners in a landscape, as a border planting or in a container 
  • Deer resistant
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships in a plant-safe designed box 

Golden Japanese Forest Grass

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'

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Why the Golden Japanese Forest Grass?

The WOW factor - Aureola Japanese Forest Grass has it! This Fringe may not be of grand proportions, and it doesn’t have over-the-top plumes or even a winter presence, but it really packs a punch. Its bright green and canary yellow–variegated foliage is more yellow than green, and it sings in partly shaded sites. That’s right—this is one of the few Fringes that actually prefers some shade. When fall comes and you start to feel a chill in the air, Aureola Japanese Forest Grass feels it, too. That’s when its leaves begin to take on warm, rosy pink tones. The color transformation can be quite dramatic—as if this colorful Fringe wasn’t showy enough already!

Japanese Forest Grass is—you guessed it—native to the woodlands of Japan. Specifically, it is found in cool, moist mountain and forest regions on the main island of Honshu. The Japanese have long enjoyed this Fringe in the garden, primarily using it as a potted plant. The colorful selection known as Aureola is relatively new (at least to the U.S.), having arrived on our shores in the mid-1990s. Landscape designers and homeowners alike quickly fell in love with it. Now it’s hard to imagine that a shade garden is complete without it!

How to use in the landscape?

Aureola’s Bamboo-like foliage seems to flow like a wave, and it looks especially striking swirling around boulders or hugging the contours of a rugged slope. It also makes a choice container specimen, border plant or addition to a cottage garden.

Why Bower & Branch?

At Bower & Branch, it’s our job to know and grow trees… especially big trees.

- Trusted, Experienced Growers

- Trusted, Knowledgeable Expertise

- Trusted Brand of Quality Trees Across the United States

We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We never rush our trees to reach a ‘grade size.’ Our trees are grown for quality height, vigor, health and age.We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower.

How To Plant

In most cases, Aureola Japanese Forest Grass is happiest in part shade. It definitely wants some shade in hot summer areas, and it tolerates full sun in cool northern and maritime climates. It appreciates regular irrigation, but needs good drainage. If kept too dry, growth will be stunted. Even under the best circumstances, Aureola is a rather slow grower. Pests and diseases are rarely of any concern with this Fringe, and deer usually leave it alone.

How To Water

Water weekly to ensure the soil remains moist. Regular irrigation is important for lush growth, especially if plants are competing with tree roots for water.

How To Fertilize

Incorporate Elements Starter Plant food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.

How To Prune

In late winter, cut all old growth back to the ground with hand pruners or hedge trimmers to make way for fresh new growth in spring.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 4-9

 

How Does Shipping Work?

Size Small (AAA), Medium (A2A), and Large (AA) plants (our Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. Ships in a plant-safe designed box within 5-7 business days.

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Bower & Branch guarantees customer satisfaction within all product groups and sizes. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the product or experience, you have 90 days from the original date of purchase to request a replacement of the purchased product(s).

How?

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