Plant introduction number (PI) into the U.S. 143540
Average mature size 1" x 23' Hardy to -10 F
Aggressive in full sun
We have customers through out northern climate zones growing this little beauty. A very cold hardy vigorous grower with dark gray green canes. Likes most all sites and 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. Has a very dense dark green foliage making it an excellent choice for privacy and windbreaks. Bissetii originally came from Sichuan, China.
In USDA Climate Zone 7 expect mature size canes to 30+ feet in height.
In USDA Climate Zone 6 expect mature size canes to be 18 feet in height.
In USDA Climate Zone 5 expect mature size canes to be 12 feet in height.
In USDA Climate Zone 4 expect mature size canes to be 8 feet in height.
Best Cold Hardy Screening Bamboo
2 gallon (2'-3'tall) - $45
3 gallon (4'-6'tall) - Call
Large Field dug divisions $95 and up.
Questions about this bamboo?
|This is the typical size of the 3gallon Bissetii. This is a great starter size to establish a privacy screen of bamboo.|
|On the left, is one of our customers from Tennessee visiting our nursery. After touring the groves, he selected|
this beautiful species for his screening purposes.
|Phyllostachys Bissetii is a vigorous growing species whose culms are a striking dark green. This is one of the first Phyllostachys to put up new canes in the Spring. |
|The culms (canes) are a beautiful green within the grove. Culms receiving more direct sunlight often turn a light golden color. Bissetii is one of the most cold hardy species growing in North America withstanding temperatures down to -15 degrees F.. The root system, when mulched properly, will handle temps down to -25 degrees F..|
|Here is a great example of P. bissetii used as a privacy screen. This shorter growing bamboo matures at 18 to 23 feet making it suitable for many applications. Since it is so cold hardy it is grown in many colder regions of the country such as climate zones 4 and 5. Even during severe winters this little bamboo, once established, will pop up beautiful new canes in the early spring long before other plants even turn green. Native to Szechwan, China it has been growing here since 1941.|
|P. bissetii is very cold hardy and makes a great privacy screen for colder climates. This species has been growing for over 12 years at the Denver Zoo. The zoo is a climate zone 5 and above 5000 feet in elevation. At this site bissetii reaches only 10 to 12 feet in height by .50 inch diameter. It will remain evergreen once the rhizome system is well established. |
|Here are some of our large field divisions are being processed for a customer. When groups of 10 are purchased this size is available for $90 each. These are being delivered to the East Dale Mall in Montgomery, AL.|
|The University of Virginia chose the species for an interior courtyard installation. Here is the picture prior to the planting. The bamboo position in the corner will be planted in the soil in the middle of the courtyard to make a lush tropical garden for all the offices to enjoy.|
|Here Phyllostachys Bissetii is being used in a residential screen in Dallas, TX. These will be planted in the raised rock planter. This is great medium height screening bamboo that needs very little attention. I can provide a no worry screen and provide great privacy in residential areas.|