Phyllostachys nigra

Botanical Name: Phyllostachys nigra

Common Name(s): Black Bamboo

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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.

Family: Poaceae

Synonym:  Phyllostachys henonis

Botanical Pronunciation: fy-lo-STAK-iss NY-gruh

Frost Hardy
Non Indigenous
Full Sun
Half Sun

Drought Tolerance



It has green leaves. They are lanceolate in shape.

Growth Rate


Interesting Info

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.





Planting Instructions

Plant in well drained soil in the full sun to partial shade.


5m * 3m

Soil Conditions

MoistWell drained


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.


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