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Botanical Name: Phyllostachys nigra
Common Name(s): Black Bamboo
Black bamboo has an upright, spreading habit. The stems turn black in the second year. It also makes a good screening plant. This plant bears green, lanceolate foliage.
Synonym: Phyllostachys henonis
Botanical Pronunciation: fy-lo-STAK-iss NY-gruh
It has green leaves. They are lanceolate in shape.
This is reported to be the only species the culm turns a true ebony in color.
Interesting Planting Ideas
Black bamboo provides great contrast to lighter plants in the garden.
Plant in well drained soil in the full sun to partial shade.
5m * 3m
It is used for lumber (timber), food, and musical instruments.
Uses in landscape design
A highly desirable plant as an ornamental. It does great in pots or outside in rock gardens. Black bamboo provides great contrast to lighter plants in the garden.