Phyllostachys Bissetii

Quick Facts:

Other Common Names: Bissetii

Type: Running

Average Height: 23 feet.

Average diameter: 1  inches

Zone: 4-7 (Hardy to -10 degrees Fahrenheit)

Light Requirements: Prefers Partially Shady To Sunny Environments

Best Use: Privacy Screening-especially for those in cold climates where other species don’t do as well.

 Note: The height of this plant really varies by the sun and heat that it gets. Plants in zone 7 can get taller than 30 feet, while plants in zone 4 may only grow 8 feet.


Originating in Sichuan, China, this beautiful bamboo specimen grows best in warm weather, but is one of the few cold hardy running varieties. Typically canes are  dark green in color, although those exposed to sun do tend to turn a lovely golden shade. It grows well in most areas, tolerating some shade and a variety of soil conditions. Phyllostachys Bissetii culms are straight and the foliage is thick making for a great screen, fence, or even windbreak.

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