Black Bamboo is a part of the Phyllostachys genus of bamboo. It is one of the most beautiful ornamental bamboos available. When the culms become established they turn from dark green to a solid black. We have found that the color change and growth rate can be fairly unpredictible, but will usually change within 1-2 years. The leaves are bright green, creating a stunning contrast with the black culms.They do well in shaded areas, and direct sunlight alike. The dried culms are commonly used to produce furniture and artwork, especially in Asia.
It is a running bamboo, which means that it is invasive by nature. It can send rhizomes up to 20 feet in any direction of the main plant in a single growing season. These will have to be contained if a shoot pops up in an undesirable location.
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English Name: Black Bamboo
Max Height: 55' (17 m)
Max Diameter: 3 inches (8 cm)
Minimum Temp: 0°F (-18°C)
Light Exposure: Full sun
Rhizome System: Running