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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.  The information on this webpage is based on research conducted about this plant in our nursery library, from online sources, as well as from observations made of it as it grows in the nursery in containers, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens where we have observed it growing. We will also incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing  Phyllostachys nigra.
 
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