Phyllostachys nigra 'Henon' /Giant Gray Bamboo

Phyllostachys nigra 'Henon'  / Phyllostachys nigra 'Henon'
Young tender foliage
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Young tender foliage

Dark colored culms

Close-up image of the culms

Very large culms of 'Henon'

Bamboos over 45' tall

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Scientific Name: Phyllostachys nigra 'Henon'
Common Name: Giant Gray Bamboo
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: over 50 feet
Spread: 20- 30 feet
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Comments: This is a large timber bamboo that can reach a height of 65 feet with the culms having a diameter of 4.5 inches. It can survive as far north as zone 5, but the height is reduced greatly as the temperatures decrease. Give this running species at least 25 square feet of growing room or confine it with barrier in the soil.