Black Bamboo

Phyllostachys nigra

SKU
01144
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.
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Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.

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Botanical Pronunciationfil-oh-STAY-kis Ny-gruh
Average Size at MaturityThick foliage clumps may reach 15 to 20 ft. tall, left unpruned.
Bloom TimePrized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateFast
Landscape UsePrivacy Screen, Windbreak
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureAttractive Bark, Easy Care, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing, Pet Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
Key FeatureAttractive Privacy Screen

Thrives in humus-rich, well-drained soils. Spreads by rhizomes and can become invasive; best contained in a non-perforated pot with the lip above soil level. Protect root zone with a 4 to 6-inch layer of mulch to protect in harsh winter regions. Remove older canes and new shoots at the base to thin and reduce vigor.

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This Plant's Growing Zones: 5 - 11

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