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Black Bamboo

Phyllostachys nigra
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Evergreen bamboo with an upright, clumping habit that makes a great screen and does well in containers. New canes emerge green, turning ebony black over time to stand out brilliantly against a layer of bright green foliage.

*Monrovia priced higher.

Plant with Japanese Maples


  • Landscape Size: 30' tall, width varies
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun or Morning Sun/Afternoon Shade
  • Water Needs: Low
  • Sunset Zone: 4-9, 14-24
  • Growth Habit: Upright, Clumping, Running
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • Attributes: Deer Resistant, Evergreen, Waterwise, Cold Hardy

These characteristics apply to the greater Sacramento area and nearby regions. 

Live outside of our area? Please check with your local cooperative extension for the best growing practices in your neck of the woods.

Visit: UC Cooperative Extension Offices

Visit: National County Extension Offices

Green Thumb Guide

Grows well in a variety of enriched soils with good drainage. Feed with a general fertilizer in spring. Divide to prevent overcrowding when necessary. Cold hardy to 0°F.



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