Large Phyllostachys Bissetii

15 litre
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Extra Large Phyllostachys bissetii

Height: 2.00-2.50 metres (excluding pot)

Height:7-8 feet (excluding pot)

Pot Size: 15 litre

Number of canes: 5+

Mature Bissett's Bamboo

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Care Notes

Quick growing and totally hardy, the Phyllostachys bissetii is one of the best bamboo varieties there is for filling a space quickly and for the most difficult and exposed spots in the garden. It always manages to look pristine even in the harshest of winters. Bissetii has an abundance of wonderful bright olive green glossy canes and leaves, making a really bushy and dense plant. Our customers will always go for this bamboo if its required for screening quickly. The olive green stems can really be shown off to their full potential if some of the lower leaves are removed too, only for if you really have time to do such self indulgent things! 

Bissett's bamboo has an upright slightly arching habit, great all year round colour.

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  • Situation Open Close

    Bamboo does prefer a sunny site; however they will tolerate some shade and the Fargesia varieties like partial shade. The stem colour will be more vivid if the canes are exposed to sunlight. They all prefer a rich moisture retentive soil for best growing conditions, they do not like to dry out too much, this would be evident by the leaves curling up tightly (to help prevent any further moisture loss). Therefore if planted in a windy site make sure there is plenty of available moisture to counteract the loss of moisture desiccated from the leaves.

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  • Feeding Open Close

    Before planting your bamboo you can enrich the soil with a good well rotted manure or chicken pellet fertiliser. This can be re-applied each spring to feed the developing rhizome. Feed occasionally throughout summer to promote development of new canes.

  • Pruning Open Close

    As plants mature, prune out some of the thinner, weaker canes every few years. This will encourage the production of new thicker canes as well as helping to increase light to the base of the plant. This pruning in particular is beneficial to Phyllostachys species; it will also show off the colourful canes. Fargesia is generally too dense for such pruning.

  • Watering Open Close

    Generally keep well watered during the growing season and long periods of dry weather (if we have any dry weather outside active growing season!).

  • Pests and Diseases Open Close

    Generally trouble free, but sometimes can be prone to root mealy bug; look out for woolly white patches amongst the roots. To treat, water with an insecticide or a soapy solution.

  • Winter Care Open Close

    Generally completely hardy and no need for protection.