Phyllostachys bissetii

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9cm pot £19.99 £16.99
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Buy Phyllostachys bissetii bamboo: Forming very dense clumps, so ideal for screening

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: fast growing
  • Leaves: mid-green
  • Canes: dark green, sometimes stained with purple
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    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: In smaller gardens surround the roots with a non-perishable barrier that restricts the plant's spread. If potted up, it is important that this plant is watered regularly.

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Eventual height & spread

What height are the plants if we purchase them now please? We are looking for immediate screening if possible to hide the side of a garden studio from our neighbours.


Hello there This bamboo in a 0.9lt pot will be approx 10-15cm tall. Hope this helps.

Hi there Can you prune this bamboo back to maintain a certain height and it still look nice? Also, can it stay in a trough pot 100x40x40? Thanks


Hello, This plant has an eventual spread of around 3m, so it can be kept in a pot for a few years, but ultimately it will be much happier in the ground. As for keeping it cut back, you can do this, provided it is not cut back too hard, but do keep in mind that growing it in a pot will naturally keep it more compact anyway.


Phyllostachys sp do the roots need to be physucally restricted to prevent it being invasive


Hello, There are some spreading forms, which can grow to 10m across, and there are some clump-forming forms that only spread to 2m. If you are concerned, your best option is the check the eventual height and spread of each of them on our site.


How many Phyllostachys bissetii bamboo plants do you need to screen a 5 meter wall? Many thanks


Hello there This bamboo can eventually grow to 3m wide, but to create a dense screen I would plant them about 50cm apart.

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