Phyllostachys Bissetii is a very cold hardy vigorous grower with dark gray green canes for screening. Likes most all sites and soil conditions. The culm (cane) sheaths’ auricles and oral setae are present with a narrow blade. Mature culms are erect and usually in the 16 to 18 foot height range. Has a very dense dark green foliage making it an excellent choice for privacy and windbreaks. Bissetii originally came from Sichuan, China was introduced to the United States in 1941. We have thousands of customers throughout northern climate zones growing this little beauty for an effective privacy screen.
In USDA Climate Zone 7 expect mature size canes to 30+ feet in height.
In USDA Climate Zone 6 expect mature size canes to be 18 feet in height.
In USDA Climate Zone 5 expect mature size canes to be 12 feet in height.
In USDA Climate Zone 4 expect mature size canes to be 8 feet in height.
The culms (canes) are a beautiful green within the grove. Culms receiving more direct sunlight often turn a light golden color. In more shaded areas, the bamboo is a dark and lish green. Bissetii is one of the most cold hardy species growing in North America withstanding temperatures down to -15 degrees F.. The root system, when mulched properly, will handle temps down to -25 degrees F.
Since it is so cold hardy it is grown in many colder regions of the country such as climate zones 4 and 5. Even during severe winters this little bamboo, once established, will pop up beautiful new canes in the early spring long before other plants even turn green.
Catalyst Fertilizer Description:
The All Purpose line of Catalyst fertilizer is a complete well balanced fertilizer for maximum plant health and vigorous growth during all phases of plant development. N-P-K These letter represent nitrogen(N), phosphorus(P), and potassium(K). Potassium is also commonly referred to as potash. Nitrogen is the primary element in a plants health. Nitrogen is element for growth. The second value is phosphorus. Phosphorus assists in the transfer of carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are essential for the plant to store nourishment in the roots. The last letter is potassium. Potassium helps with photosynthesis and the plant’s metabolism.
9.21% Nitrogen – 7.65% Phosphorus – 7.65% Potassium
This fertilizer has many other micro-nutrients available for plant health. It even contains calcium at 6% to build healthy cell walls and membranes which protect against heat stress and plant diseases. The high calcium content is a great way to help prevent die back in younger foliage and avoid blossom end rot and bitter pit in fruits. Calcium is also crucial in the metabolic processes of other nutrients uptake by the plant.
This natural fertilizer also benefits the plant and soils with micro-organism & beneficial bacteria. The natural approach serves as a soil conditioner to maintain healthy soil. Synthetic fertilizers tend to deplete organic material, micro-organisms and bacteria in the soil. Our natural fertilizer increase these crucial elements resulting in healthy, vigorous plants.