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.
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.
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.