Dicht belaubt und absolut frostbeständig
Phyllostachys bissetii, also known as the green cane bamboo, is one of the largest and most popular bamboo varieties that can be easily cultivated in the home garden. With a size of up to 7m and its very dense evergreen foliage, this giant bamboo is a real eye-catcher in the garden. Planted as a specimen or as a hedge, this low-maintenance and robust bamboo is a decorative asset to any garden.
Easily growing and attractive colours
The green cane bamboo is particularly attractive with its glistening dark-green culms and leaves. The culms of this bamboo variety can reach a diameter of up to 2.5 cm and stick upright. Towards the top, the green reed bamboo shows a slightly overhanging growth. This makes it an attractive specimen plant in an exposed position in the garden or as a foliage plant on the patio, indoors or in the entrance area.
When still young, the foliage and young shoots show a bold colour with a slight purple tinge. With increasing age, the green reed bamboo changes its colour scheme, similar to a golden Peking bamboo. The green of the culms fades more and more and appears in a yellowish-green shade. Bamboo is a fast-growing plant. Just like a golden Peking bamboo, a green cane bamboo can easily gain about 200 cm in height per year.
Absolutely hardy and robust
Golden Peking bamboo and green cane bamboo have other things in common. Phyllostachys bissetii is also one of the most frost-hardy bamboo varieties. It is also robust and easy to care for. Normal garden soil is quite sufficient for this beautiful bamboo to thrive.
Like a golden Peking bamboo, the green reed bamboo loves a sunny to semi-shady location. Bamboo is generally very tolerant of pruning. However, the plants do not sprout again at the cuts. Instead, pruning encourages new stems to sprout from the rhizomes. Phyllostachys bissetii is therefore well suited as a hedge plant because of its dense growth and its evergreen foliage provides perfect privacy protection.
To create one metre of hedge, you should plant three bamboos. Since bamboo grows from rhizomes and thus steadily increases its girth, you should only plant it with a rhizome barrier. This is the best way to prevent the plant from spreading to unwanted places in the garden.
Perfect as a solitary plant
The slightly overhanging growth, the attractive play of colours of stems and leaves and the imposing size make Phyllostachys bissetii a perfect specimen. These characteristics are shown to their best advantage in a solitary position. But you can also plant this bamboo as a group. Phyllostachys bissetii also looks very beautiful and attractive in combination with other bamboo varieties.
Giant bamboo fits perfectly into modern home gardens or Asian-style gardens. It can also be planted with robust shade-tolerant perennials that tolerate competition from the bamboo rhizomes. For example, funcias or evergreens are perfect.
The plants are grown in pots, so you can plant them all year round.
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