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Black Bamboo

Phyllostachys nigra

Item 1144

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USDA Zone:
5-11
This plant will grow in my zone:
6
  • Light Needs
    Full sun to Partial sun
  • Watering Needs
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
Description:

Add an exotic, Asian look to the landscape with this rare form of bamboo. Fast growing, upright stems turn black in their second season, contrasting nicely with the rich green foliage. Spreads quickly by underground runners; without containment it may become invasive. Evergreen.

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Your plant(s) will begin shipping to Virginia on March 6th, 2019. As all of our plants are actively growing, we will only deliver them once they meet our rigorous quality and size standards.

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I'm gardening in: Ashburn, VA 20149
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Average Landscape Size
Thick foliage clumps may reach 15 to 20 ft. tall, left unpruned.
Landscape Use
Botanical Name: Phyllostachys nigra
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Habit: Spreading
Growth Rate: Fast
Special Feature: Attractive Bark, Easy Care, Year-round Interest
Foliage Color: Green
Bloom Time: Prized for foliage.
Flower Color: No
Garden Style: Asian/Zen

Thrives in humus-rich, well-drained soils. Spreads by rhizomes and can become invasive; best contained in a non-perforated pot with the lip above soil level. Protect root zone with a 4 to 6-inch layer of mulch to protect in harsh winter regions. Remove older canes and new shoots at the base to thin and reduce vigor.

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