Phyllostachys bissettii

Bissetii Bamboo

(6 customer reviews)


Phyllostachys bissetii or as it’s sometimes called David Bisset bamboo is a striking bamboo very garden worthy bamboo. bissettii is extremely useful as a bamboo that alway looks fresh and healthy with its glossy deep green canes which when young are covered in an attractive grey downy powder. The foliage is also the same depending green, slightly glossy in appearance and produced in profusion. Phyllostachys bissetii is incredibly hardy and was the first bamboo I planted in our garden 15 years ago when it was just an exposed field exposured to strong wind from all directions. bissettii responded by establishing rapidly and despite my best efforts to abuse it always remained strong and healthy looking. It is now a magnificent bamboo over 6 metres high planted amongst white stemmed birches, Japanese maples, Chusan palms and of course other bamboo. Phyllostachys bissetii is very versatile and can be planted as a tall impressive specimen or screen. It can also be planted as a hedge and can easily be clipped to whatever height you need up to 4-5 metres high. We recommend using: Bamboo Root Barrier for this bamboo as it will spread unless the roots are contained. As with all bamboo bissettii responds well to regular feeding, I top dress spring and mid-summer with pelleted poultry manure and if I remember to annual mulch of composted horse manure.

  • Position:Sun to part shade out of cold, drying winds - especially coastal winds.
  • Soil:All soils, but avoid waterlogged areas very dry soils will need extra watering.
  • Eventual Size:Up to 5 metres, but can be pruned.
  • Habit:Columnar/Upright/Spreading/Invasive.
  • Foliage:Evergreen.
  • Common Names:Bissett's Bamboo, David Bisset bamboo, Green bamboo.

Eventual Plant Size

Please note all images are for illustrative purposes only, depending on the season or time of year the plant you receive may be different than pictured.

6 reviews for Phyllostachys bissettii

  1. Jing

    Love it! Growing strong & tall in big pots and very healthy so far.

  2. Amy yeung

    I received my bamboo from my daughter as a birthday present.
    I fell in love with it straight away. Very happy. Highly recommend your nursery.
    Thank you.

  3. Amy

    I received my bamboo from my daughter as a birthday present.
    I fell in love with it straight away. Very happy. Highly recommend your nursery.
    Thank you.

  4. Wendy Collister (verified owner)

    Thank you for the advice in selecting a bamboo and for prompt delivery, even in lockdown. The bamboo is perfect. It arrived in great condition, really healthy, and has provided instant screening. I love it!

  5. Jonathan allen

    Well worth the money! We popped in by chance on the way down from Surrey and were very impressed the quality of the plants and the prices. The plants were too big to take back in the car so arranged for delivery the following week. Bamboo looks great, looking forward to it flourishing and providing well needed screening. An absolute gem of a nursery, looking forward to a return visit.

  6. Big Plant Customer

    Arrived earlier than expected and perfect condition. Fantastic service, will definitely be back!

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