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Bissett Bamboo

Phyllostachys bissettii

SKU
01128
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.
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Botanical Pronunciationfil-oh-STAY-kis bis-SET-eye
Is Direct To ConsumerNo
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Average Size at MaturityQuickly reaches 20 ft. tall, spreading vigorously by underground stems.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasThis 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!
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseContainer, Privacy Screen, Windbreak
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureNaturalizes Well, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing, Bird Friendly, Pet Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
Companion PlantsJapanese Maple (Acer); Azalea (Azalea); Lily of the Valley (Pieris); Peony (Paeonia); Pachysandra (Pachysandra)

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-11

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