Bamboo

Phyllostachys bissetii

Bamboo - Phyllostachys bissetii

Common Name: Bamboo
Genus: Phyllostachys
Species: bissetii

Category: Grasses & Bamboos
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Has interesting foliage, Suitable for growing in containers, Provides winter colour

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 5.00 m (500 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 3.00 m (300 cm)

Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Colour: Green

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

  • Canes: dark green sometimes stained with purple

Vigorous and hardy, this decorative bamboo is one of the first to produce new canes each year. These canes appear in late spring or early summer and have a mainly upright habit, but do arch slightly. Their colour is green but will sometimes have a purple flush, but over a period of several years will fade to a yellow-green. They have a glossy finish and are clothed in rich green leaves which cope well with adverse weather conditions. Initially forming really dense clumps this bamboo is ideal for screening but will spread with age.

  • Garden care: Plant in a large container or surround the roots with a non-perishable barrier that restricts the plant's spread.


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