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Uses

Edible uses

There are no edible uses listed for Phyllostachys bissetti.

Material uses

There are no material uses listed for Phyllostachys bissetti.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

There are no medicinal uses listed for Phyllostachys bissetti.

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - surface sow as soon as it is ripe in a greenhouse at about 20°c. Do not allow the compost to dry out. Germination usually takes place fairly quickly so long as the seed is of good quality, though it can take 3 - 6 months. Grow on in a lightly shaded place in the greenhouse until large enough to plant out. Seed is rarely available.

Division in spring as new growth commences. Divisions from the open ground do not transplant well, so will need careful treatment and nurturing under cover in pots until at least late spring[1]. Division is best carried out in wet weather and small divisions will establish better than large clumps[1]. Another report says that you can take large divisions from established clumps and transfer them straight to their permanent positions, misting or drenching them frequently until they are established[2].

Basal cane cuttings in spring.

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Cultivation

Requires a rich damp soil in a sheltered position and plenty of moisture in the growing season.

A very hardy bamboo, tolerating temperatures down to at least -20°c[3], though it dislikes exposure to hard frosts[2].. This species is notably resistant to honey fungus[2]. Plants only flower at intervals of many years. When they do come into flower most of the plants energies are directed into producing seed and consequently the plant is severely weakened. They sometimes die after flowering, but if left alone they will usually recover though they will look very poorly for a few years. If fed with artificial NPK fertilizers at this time the plants are more likely to die[4]. This specie is one of the earliest members of this genus to come into new growth in the spring[3].

This is a good companion species to grow in a woodland because the plants are shallow rooted and do not compete with deep rooted trees[3].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Phyllostachys bissetti. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.

Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Phyllostachys bissetti.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

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Taxonomy
Binomial name
Phyllostachys bissetti
Genus
Phyllostachys
Family
Gramineae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
5
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
light shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
  • Strong wind
Ecosystems
Native Climate Zones
None listed.
Adapted Climate Zones
None listed.
Native Geographical Range
None listed.
Native Environment
None listed.
Ecosystem Niche
None listed.
Root Zone Tendancy
None listed.
Life
Deciduous or Evergreen
Herbaceous or Woody
Life Cycle
?
Growth Rate
?
Mature Size
5 x meters
Fertility
?
Pollinators
Flower Colour
?
Flower Type












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