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Phyllostachys nigra - Black Bamboo
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Bamboo
Family: Poaceae (Gramineae) (Grasses)
Origin: China (Asia)
Evergreen: Yes
Height: 20-30 feet
Width: Running
Exposure: Light Shade/Part Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 0-10 F
Phyllostachys nigra (Black Bamboo) - A slow-growing, running bamboo to 20-30 feet tall. Canes grow in green and turn black in their second year; when mature they can reach a diameter of 1 1/2 inches. Hardy to 0F. Protect from hot direct summer sun inland and from reflected heat along the coast. A wonderful specimen plant for a container, in an oriental garden, or mixed with blade-leafed plants and grasses. This bamboo is particularly sensitive to salts and minerals in the air, water and soil, which results in leaf tip burn.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Phyllostachys nigra.
 
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