Phyllostachys Bissetii originally came from Sichuan, China was introduced to the United States in 1941. We have thousands of customers throughout northern climate zones growing this little beauty for an effective privacy screen.
Bissetii is a very cold hardy vigorous runner. It 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. Since it is so cold and 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. To add to the hardiness of the bamboo, it also does well in almost all sites and soil conditions.
This species has dark gray-green canes within the grove while canes receiving more direct sunlight often turn a light golden color. The canes paired with the very dense, dark green foliage make Bissetii an excellent choice when creating privacy screens and windbreaks.
Most tolerant of adverse growing conditions, such as wind, cold, and drought.
An aggressive grower that provides a fast privacy screen.
Obtains a darker green cane and foliage than most bamboo species.
Common Name: Bamboo Scientific Name: Phyllostachys Bissetii Sunlight: Sun to Shade Maximum height: 40 feet Maximum Diameter: 2 inch Minimum Temperature: -10 °F Cultivating Difficulty: Easy Soil pH: Neutral Soil Type: Loam, Peat, Saline, Sand Features: Fast Growing Climate: Cold, Dry, Sub-tropic, Tropical Wet, Tropical Wet & Dry Sunlight: Full Sun, Low Sun, Medium Sun USDA Hardiness Zone: 6,7,8,9,10 Life Cycle: Perennial Watering: Medium Season of Interest: Fall, Spring, Summer