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Bisset's Bamboo

Phyllostachys bissetii

Hardy Perennial

What is Hardy Perennial?

Hardy and wind tolerant

Adds an exotic feel to planting schemes

Makes an excellent screening plant

Hardy and wind tolerant

Adds an exotic feel to planting schemes

Makes an excellent screening plant

Hardy and wind tolerant

Adds an exotic feel to planting schemes

Makes an excellent screening plant

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Bisset’s Bamboo is a green-caned variety that makes itself particularly useful in the garden. This stately Bamboo is particularly hardy and wind tolerant, making a fabulous screening plant. The narrow foliage that cloaks its upright canes is evergreen, retaining its fresh appearance even in the depths of winter. Phyllostachys bissetii produces dense clumps of canes in its formative years, before gradually spreading to create large stands of canes. A superb focal point for the garden lending a tropical feel to planting schemes. Height: 5m (16'). Spread: 3m (10').

Height Up to 500cm (197in)
Spread Up to 300cm (118in)

Hardy Perennial

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Harvest Months


1 x 5 litre potted bamboo plant (KC0617)
1 x 3 Litre Pot (KC8885)
1 x 10 litre potted bamboo plant (KB0589)

When growing Bisset's Bamboo in pots, choose a soil based compost such as John Innes No. 3. Repot the plant, firming well into the new container, then water well and position in full sun or semi shade. Alternatively plant Bamboos directly into borders in any moist, free draining soil. Bamboos dislike poor, dry soils. If your soil is particularly free draining, improve it by adding plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost prior to planting. Choose a sheltered position that is protected from cold, drying winds. Phyllostachys bissetii spreads via underground rhizomes so is best given space to grow. Alternatively surround the roots with a barrier to restrict the plant’s spread.
Feed and water bamboo plants regularly, particularly when grown in containers. Repot into successively larger containers as plants increase in size. Once bamboo plants are established, thin out any weak, damaged or unwanted canes in spring, cutting them back to ground level, and apply a mulch of well rotted manure or compost to the base of the plant. Mature bamboos can be divided in spring if clumps become congested.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £5.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

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