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PlantFiles: David Bisset Bamboo
Phyllostachys bissetii

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Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Phyllostachys (fy-lo-STAK-iss) (Info)
Species: bissetii (bis-SET-ee-eye) (Info)

One vendor has this plant for sale.

10 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo

Height:
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
N/A

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive lupinelover On Jan 3, 2003, lupinelover from Grove City, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

Running bamboo that can grow to 25' tall. Bright green leaves, and one of the earliest to shoot in spring. Site in an area protected from strong wind. Highly garden-worthy for those who can spare the space, or for large containers.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Mountain Home, Arkansas
Evanston, Illinois
Denison, Iowa
Royal Oak, Michigan
Independence, Missouri
Hulbert, Oklahoma
Nashville, Tennessee
Seattle, Washington



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