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Bissett Bamboo

Phyllostachys bissettii

Pronunciation: fil-oh-STAY-kis bis-SET-eye
SKU #01128
5-11

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OVERVIEW
Description One of the hardier bamboos! Large dark green leaves are borne on tall, one-inch diameter stems. Forms a beautiful, tall, dense screen or large container specimen. This is a running bamboo that should be contained. Evergreen.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Keep soil moist, but not soggy.
Blooms Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Mature Size Quickly reaches 20 ft. tall, spreading vigorously by underground stems.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs, Fast Growing, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Fast
Growth Habit Spreading
STYLE
Landscape Use Container, Privacy Screen, Windbreak
Design Ideas This rugged Bamboo can help create an Asian or tropical garden where there is a good deal of frost. It is invasive, therefore best grown in big ceramic pots or in a tightly constrained bed. Grow at corners of buildings, use as a dense, tall screen on property lines or adjacent to commercial land uses. Makes a beautiful background for water features and garden art. You also get a bonus of unlimited cut Bamboo poles for staking other plants!
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Japanese Maple (Acer); Azalea (Azalea); Lily of the Valley (Pieris); Peony (Paeonia); Pachysandra (Pachysandra)
CARE
Care Thrives in humus-rich, well-drained soils. Spreads by rhizomes and can become invasive; best contained in a non-perforated pot with the lip above soil level. Protect root zone with a 4 to 6-inch layer of mulch to protect in harsh winter regions. Remove older canes and new shoots at the base to thin and reduce vigor.

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