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Phyllostachys nigra

Black Bamboo

Main interest:
highly decorative black culms, hardy
Soil & Exposure:
full sun to shade, rich well-drained soil
Growth type:
running
Foliage:
green and black culms, glossy green leaves
USDA Hardiness:
rhizome hardy to zone 5a: -29°C (-20°F), stems to zone 7a: -17.8°C (0°F) View Zone Map
Mature height & width (max.):
height: up to 20 ft (6 m)
Use:
specimen, medium tall summer privacy screens, planters

The legendary “Black Bamboo”, Phyllostachys nigra has culms that slowly turn from green to black.  The contrast of mature black and new green culms is especially stunning in large plantings.  Nigra has small glossy leaves, which appear quite feathery on hanging branches. New shoots have a unique and highly decorative appearance. Gain a hardiness zone with our Winter Cover when growing outdoors. You can also grow Black Bamboo  indoors, or grow it outdoors in a planter and bring it indoors for the winter. Fertilize with Nettle Tea.

In USDA Climate Zones expect the following mature size culms heights:

  • Zone 7 – over 30 feet
  • Zone 6 – 16 feet
Synonym:
Kurochiku
Please use availability information as a guide only. The weather is a fickle thing, and impacts when our plants are actually available for shipping. Please be aware that we are not answering emails regarding plants availability. The best advice we can give you is to check back once in a while, choose a size option and check the current stock.

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