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Light: Full sun to partial shade
Zones: 5 to 9
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Hardy Evergreen Bamboo Product Details
Partial Shade/Full Sun
18 - 30'+, colder regions will only reach approx. 18'
spreading by rhizomatous roots
5 - 9
Narrowly lance-shaped leaves on sturdy hollow culms (stems), dark green in color approx. 1" in diameter.
Where marginally hardy, plant in an area protected from drying winter winds.
Fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil.
Moderate to fast
One of the hardiest bamboos for the northern gardener. First to send up shoots (culms) in spring time. Tall sturdy culms are a rich green and hollow inside. This bamboo grows into a dense grove or screen, perfect to create a private area in your landscape. Maintains dark emerald green appearance even in the harshest winters.
Remove culms (stalks) to control growth into unwanted areas.
Named after David Bissett, Superintendent of USDA Plant Introductions Station, Savannah Georgia, 1924-1957.
Hardy Evergreen Bamboo is a rich verdant bamboo strain that maintains its coloration even in severe climates. These bamboo canes grow fast, and when the foliage matures, they can reach heights anywhere from 18 to 30 feet and develop into exceptional hedges for privacy and landscape cover. This hardy bamboo grows in clumps and should be planted about four to six feet apart to allow for new shoots to prosper. It grows very well in moderate climates: even in colder zones, including Zones 5 and 6, this bamboo reaches 18-30 feet in stature. The hollow hardy bamboo stalks grow quite rapidly and can attain up to a two-inch diameter. This clumping bamboo is non-invasive and growth is easily controlled. Perfect as privacy plants or for dividing lines in your landscape; our Hardy Evergreen Bamboo lends the perfect touch to your yard.