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.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.Average Landscape Size:Thick foliage clumps may reach 15 to 20 ft. tall, left unpruned.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:fil-oh-STAY-kis ni-GRADeciduous/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 InformationThrives 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.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.