Phyllostachys nigra /Black Bamboo

Phyllostachys nigra  / Phyllostachys nigra
A grove of the black bamboo
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Scientific Name: Phyllostachys nigra
Common Name: Black Bamboo
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: New culms emerge green every spring and through a progression of color change, they turn black in 3 years. It is one of the most sought after bamboos because of its polished, ebony-black mature canes and dark green. It can grow to heightof 40 feet, but a height of 20-25 feet is more common.