One of the hardier bamboos! Large dark green leaves are borne on tall, one-inch diameter stems. Forms a beautiful, tall, dense screen or large container specimen. This is a running bamboo that should be contained. Evergreen.
Botanical Pronunciation - fil-oh-STAY-kis bis-SET-eye
Average Size at Maturity - Quickly reaches 20 ft. tall, spreading vigorously by underground stems.
Bloom Time - Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Design Ideas -
This rugged Bamboo can help create an Asian or tropical garden where there is a good deal of frost. It is invasive, therefore best grown in big ceramic pots or in a tightly constrained bed. Grow at corners of buildings, use as a dense, tall screen on property lines or adjacent to commercial land uses. Makes a beautiful background for water features and garden art. You also get a bonus of unlimited cut Bamboo poles for staking other plants!
Deciduous/ Evergreen - Evergreen
Foliage Color - Green
Garden Style - Asian/Zen, Contemporary
Growth Habit - Spreading
Growth Rate - Fast
Landscape Use - Container, Privacy Screen, Windbreak
Light Needs - Full sun, Partial sun
Soil Needs - All-Purpose Plant Food
Special Feature - Naturalizes Well, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing, Bird Friendly, Pet Friendly
Water Needs - Moderate
Watering Needs - Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.