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Black Bamboo

Phyllostachys nigra

Pronunciation: fil-oh-STAY-kis Ny-gruh
SKU #01144
5-11

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OVERVIEW
Description 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.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Keep soil moist, but not soggy.
Blooms Prized for foliage.
Mature Size Thick foliage clumps may reach 15 to 20 ft. tall, left unpruned.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Attractive Bark, Easy Care, Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs, Fast Growing
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Spreading
CARE
Care 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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-11

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