Phyllostachys nigra / Black Bamboo

Phyllostachys nigra / Black Bamboo
Phyllocstachys nigra is a clump forming bamboo.  It is a large, evergreen bamboo, with narrow leaves which can be up to 12cm long. The canes are normally green in the first year but slowly turn a fantastic jet black. Phyllostachys nigra can be grown in full sun or partial shade, in a sheltered position. Plant in a moist, well drained soil. It has an eventual  height and spread of 2.5-4m. It does have a suckering habit, which can be problematic.
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