Common name: Black bamboo

Native to: China

 

Phyllostachys are attractive, large, evergreen bamboos with running rhizomes, although in cool temperate climates may initially behave like clump-forming genera. Canes grooved on alternate sides between the nodes, with usually two leafy branches at each node. P. nigra is a large, elegant evergreen bamboo with arching canes, green at first becoming blackish-brown with maturity, and narrow-lanceolate leaves to 12cm in length

Phyllostachys nigra

Ksh500.00Price
  • Native / exotic: Exotic

    Aspect: Full sun to partial shade

    Flowers: No flowers

    Fragrance: None

    Foliage: Evergreen

    Growth habit: Upright, suckering

    Hardiness: Hardy but not drought resistant

    Height: Up to 2.4 to 5 metres

    Spread: Up to 2.4 - 5 metres

    Soil requirements: Prefers moist well-drained soils. Keep well mulched

    Uses: Interesting colour and form for diverse planting

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