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Products > Phyllostachys nigra
 
Phyllostachys nigra - Black Bamboo

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  
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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.  Information displayed on this page is based on the research conducted about this plant in our library and from reliable online resources. We also note those observations we have made of this plant as it is growing in the nursery's garden and in other gardens, as well how it has performed in the crops out in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments we receive from others, and welcome to hear from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if they have knowledge of cultural information we do not mention that would aid others in growing Phyllostachys nigra.
 
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