Phyllostachys bissettii

Bisset's Bamboo

(6 customer reviews)

From £49.95

Bisset’s Bamboo is a gorgeous, tough and lush green bamboo with thickly growing foliage and densely clustered canes.

Phyllostachys bissetti is a popular choice for those looking for bamboo that stays attractive year round – as bamboos go, it’s one of the freshest looking at winter’s end.

Origin: China
Genus: Phyllostachys
Species / Cultivar: bissettii
Common Name: Bisset's Bamboo

Plant Biography

Native to China, Phyllostachys bissetti is one of the smaller Phyllostachys species on the market and is suitable for container growing, making it more appropriate than some other bamboos for smaller sized gardens.

Furthermore, when planted in the ground it is particularly cold hardy, so is a great choice for gardens in colder areas of the UK, where it will continue to look good throughout winter.

Phyllostachys bissettii
Soil: Moist but Well Drained
Soil that allows water to drain at a moderate rate, without the water pooling.
Growth Rate: Fast
Expect to see prolific growth, especially during growing season.
Water Requirement: High
Likely to require supplementary watering in warmer months, even once established.
Maintenance: Low
Minimal skill or input needed beyond the basics, a very independent plant.
Situation: Full Sun to Part Shade
Enjoys direct sun most of the day, but tolerant of fewer sunlit hours or light dappling.
Eventual Height: 5-6m
The plant's ultimate height in typical growing conditions.
Eventual Spread: 3m
The plant's ultimate spread in typical growing conditions.
Hardiness: Fully Hardy
Will survive unprotected outdoors in most areas of the UK, even in the harshest winters.
Habit: Evergreen
Always in leaf throughout the year. It won't lose all its leaves at any one time.

Expert Tip

Bisset's Bamboo is reasonably windproof, making it a good choice as a screening or hedging plant.
Care & Size Guidance

Care & Size Guidance

Phyllostachys bissetti is one of the best behaved bamboos which looks great all year round.

Despite having a smaller ultimate height than many other bamboo, it can still reach about 6 metres tall in cultivation, so is nonetheless a good choice for most screening uses.

Phyllostachys bissetti requires the installation of root barrier to prevent it from becoming invasive.

A fantastic choice of bamboo. I settled on this one as I want it to spread and look full. It arrived as indicated and well wrapped.

Nick B

A fantastic choice of bamboo. I settled on this one as I want it to spread and look full. It arrived as indicated and well wrapped.

6 customer reviews for Phyllostachys bissettii

I purchased two of these bamboo plants, along with two jasmine plants. All plants arrived in good time and I was pleased with them- they looked healthy and were bigger than I expected them to be. They look great potted. The customer service was excellent and Robert was very helpful. I am sure I will be ordering more items in the near future!

Hayley

I was so pleased with the first plant that I had to order a second. Both are healthy, lovely specimens. Great customer and courier service too. Thank you!

Sharon R.

Really nice plants received and really good service from the Palm Centre and courier.

Joanna B.

Arrived in lovely healthy condition and so far is doing very well.

Elizabeth B.

A fantastic choice of bamboo. I settled on this one as I want it to spread and look full. It arrived as indicated and well wrapped. The courier tried to make a delivery during the day which failed – they contacted me and rearranged to come back the same day. The plants are sprouting like mad and looking extremely healthy. I am delighted.

Nick B.

Great service, great plants – definitely recommend the Palm Centre

Ozlem Carr