Black Bamboo (Phyllostachys nigra)

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Overall Height APPROXIMATELY 190-200cm

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GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Phyllostachys nigra, commonly known as, black bamboo, is a species of bamboo, native to Hunan Province of China, and is widely cultivated elsewhere.
  • Growing up to 25 m tall by 30 cm broad, it forms clumps of slender arching canes that turn black after two or three seasons.
  • Black bamboo plants are considered highly ornamental for their culms, which transition from green to ebony black by the third year of growth.
  • Therefore, some patience is required to witness this bamboo in its full black splendor.
  • Black bamboo is also regarded as being the hardiest of all the bamboo species with a USDA zone rating of 7-11.
  • In terms of size, black bamboo is capable of reaching heights of 30 feet (9 m.) with the girth of its culms being at least 2 inches (5 cm.).
  • The leaves of black bamboo are evergreen, bright green, and lanceolate in shape.
  • Black bamboo can grow under varying light conditions, from full sun to partial shade.

SOIL REQUIREMENT

  • Black bamboo prefers soil that is characteristically moist and loamy with a soil pH ranging from highly acidic to slightly alkaline.

FERTILIZER

  • Fertilizing is not mandatory for growing black bamboo, but you can opt to do so in mid-late spring with a fertilizer high in nitrogen.

LIGHT REQUIREMENT

  • Black bamboo can grow under varying light conditions, from full sun to partial shade.

WATER REQUIREMENT

  • New bamboo plantings should be watered regularly until they are established.

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