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Products > Phyllostachys nigra
 
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.  The information on this page is based on research conducted about this plant in our library and from reliable online sources. We also take into consideration observations of this plant in our nursery crops, as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens we visit. We also will incorporate comments that we receive from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if it includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Phyllostachys nigra.
 
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