Phyllostachys nigra

Also known as:

  • Phyllostachys nigra 'Black Jade'
  • Black Bamboo

Plant Type

bamboo

Zones

7a-7a, 10b-10b

Size

H:20'-40'
W:20'-50'

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

adaptable, well-drained

Water Needs:

regular

Special Situation:

verticillium wilt resistant

Sun Exposure:

sun, mostly sun, mostly shade

Features

Foliage Color:

green

Wildlife:

deer resistant

Texture:

grassy

Foliage Season:

evergreen

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Williams, Oregon

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3380 No. 6 Road Richmond, British Columbia

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Merryville, Louisiana

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3380 No. 6 Road Richmond, British Columbia

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90 Long Pond Rd Plymouth, Massachusetts

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10789 Crosby Rd. NE Woodburn, Oregon

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Richmond, British Columbia

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One of the most distinctive and popular bamboos in our area. New culms (stems) are at first green then darken permanently to true black which contrasts well with the mid green evergreen leaves. Considered to be a non-invasive clumping or lightly spreading bamboo. Established plants will send out some runners though these, in my experience, have travelled shallowly at the ground surface and have been quite easy to control.

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Description by: Oregon Palm Nursery

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Woodburn, Oregon

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Black Bamboo (Phyllostachys Nigra): a species of flowering plant in the bamboo subfamily of the grass family Poaceae, native to central and eastern China. Growing up to 5 m (16') tall by 3 m (10') broad, it forms clumps of slender arching canes which turn black after two or three seasons. The abundant lance-shaped leaves are 4–13 cm (2–5 in) long.

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Description by: Almost Eden

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Merryville, Louisiana

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Thick purplish-black canes to 15' are accented by silvery rings at each joint. Canes emerge green and mature to black. Normally a clump forming variety in cooler northern portions of its range but can become a rampant spreading bamboo in warmer regions.

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Description by: Forestfarm

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Williams, Oregon

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Its color, striking stance & hardiness [have made this] a favorite ornamental with excellent wood prized for cabinetwork (Farrelly); a 20-30' (1 1/2"diam.) runner, it turns from green to a solid & bold black. S-PSh/M

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Cleveland, Texas

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A cold hardy bamboo good to 5 °F. Black Bamboo Has jet black culms and feathery green leaves. Under ideal conditions Black Bamboo will grow to 40' in height and over 2" in diameter. New culms emerge green every spring and then gradually turn black in two to three years.

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Eugene, Oregon

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A graceful grower that enjoys partial shade, especially where summers can be very warm. The new culms appear green before turning pure jet black in the second or third year. A small growing running species, usually reaching only 10' to 15' when uncontrolled.

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Monmouth, Oregon

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Visitors to the garden always admire the shiny ebony black 2 or 3 year old canes of this running bamboo that grows to 15' or more tall.

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