Black Bamboo

Phyllostachys nigra

SKU
1144
Add an exotic, Asian look to the landscape with this rare form of bamboo. Fast-growing, upright green culms turn black in their second season, contrasting nicely with rich green foliage. Evergreen. Full to partial sun. Fast growth to 4 to 8 feet tall, if controlled, 15 to 20 feet tall otherwise, clumps to 6 to 10 feet wide. Division. Running.
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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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