Phyllostachys nigraItem #1144 USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 - 11
Add an exotic, Asian look to the landscape with this rare form of bamboo. Fast growing, upright stems turn black in their second season, contrasting nicely with the rich green foliage. Spreads quickly by underground runners; without containment it may become invasive. Evergreen.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:fil-oh-STAY-kis ni-GRAPlant type:BambooDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth habit:SpreadingGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Thick foliage clumps may reach 15 to 20 ft. tall, left unpruned.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Prized for foliage.Garden styleAsian/ZenCompanion PlantsJapanese Maple (Acer); Azalea (Azalea); Lily of the Valley (Pieris); Peony (Paeonia); Pachysandra (Pachysandra)
- CareCare InformationPrefers humus-rich, well-drained, moist soil. Best contained by root barriers or in a recessed non-perforated container set slightly above soil level. Prune new growth annually to maintain canes at 4 to 8 ft. tall by topping at preferred height just above swollen nodes. Remove older canes and new shoots at base to thin and reduce vigor.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Maintain consistent moisture - water weekly, or more in extreme heat.