BAMBOO Phyllostachys bissettii

Commonly known as David Bisset bamboo

Fully hardy species. Splits from canes used for weaving in China. White striping on the culm
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Dark-green dense foliage which appears fresh all year. Dense canopy.
  • Height
    6m (20ft)
  • Spread
  • Bamboo
    Very vigorous, spreading bamboo with grey-green, slightly arching canes.
  • Tall Shrub
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
    Dappled shade

BAMBOO Phyllostachys bissettii

  • Additional Features
    Architectural interest
    Good to know
    Late-season shoots continue growing into autumn giving second period of growth. Excellent for hedging. Wind (not salt) tolerant.
    Place of origin
    Introduced in 1941 from Chengdu, Sichuan, China by David Bisset, Savannah, Georgia, USA.
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    (see photos above)
  • Seasonal Interest
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Wildlife
    Rabbit Resistant
6m (20ft)
bamboo - guide for size not form Average Person

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