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Bissets Bamboo

(Poaceae Phyllostachys Bisetti Bissets)

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    Phyllostachys Bisetti 'Bissets' is a fast growing ornamental grass that can be grown in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 5A through 5A. It matures to an average height of 15 feet to 20 feet and an average width of 6 inches to 1 foot, depending on climate and other environmental factors. It prefers growing in a location that provides full sun and grows best when planted in loam soil that is well drained. The foliage is medium green in color. It attracts visual attention and is resistant to deer.

    Bissett Bamboo can be useful in the landscape along woodland borders and also in theme gardens.


    Bisset's Bamboo is an exceptionally cold hardy and vigorous grower with dark gray-green canes. It likes most any site soil conditions. The culm (cane) sheaths' auricles and oral setae are present with a narrow blade. Mature culms are erect and usually in the 16 to 18 foot height range. It has a very dense dark green foliage making it an excellent choice for privacy screen and wind and noise buffers.

    Bisset's is a running bamboo, which means it spreads. Bamboo can be easily controlled in a small area (a normal city yard) simply by mowing or stepping on the young shoots. Keep in mind that running bamboo only puts up new shoots for a short time each year, and when they are "shooting", the new plants are very fragile and easy to destroy.  New shoots could also be used for culinary purposes and cooked, much like asparagus.  Root pruning, a Bamboo Root Barrier or growing plants in above- or below-ground containers are other methods to control spread.

    Gardener Direct also carries Bamboo fertilizer and planting soil containing Biochar, a highly porous material that allows for long term water and nutrient holding capabilities. 


    Containers/Pots: Good
    Crafts: Good
    Edible: Small
    Hedge: Excellent
    Indoor: 6 hrs minimum sun
    Ornamental: Good
    Privacy Screen: Excellent
    Specimen: In containers
    Wood Quality: Good


    USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 5-11
    Type: Running
    Height: Up to 30'
    Spread: 10'+ with no control
    Culm Diameter: 1"
    Sun: Full Sun or Part Shade
    Soil: Average
    Growth Rate: Fast



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