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Botanical name: Phyllostachys nigra
Other names: Black bamboo, Whangee cane, Kuro-chiku
Species: P. nigra - P. nigra is a clump-forming bamboo with glossy black stems and green, lance-shaped leaves.
Phyllostachys nigra is: Evergreen
Foliage: Green, Yellow-green in All seasons
Habit: Arching, Upright
Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
Pruning: Remove dead or damaged stems and thin out to show off stems to best effect.. REGISTER to read more...
Propagation methods: Division. REGISTER to read more...
Phyllostachys nigra (Black bamboo) will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 2.5m after 10-20 years.
Suggested uses: Architectural, Hedging/Screens, Sub-Tropical
Cultivation: Can be an invasive grower. Plant in fertile, humus-rich and moist but well-drained soil, in full sun or part shade. Best to protect from cold drying winds. If planted in a container use a loam-based compost and feed with a balanced liquid fertiliser.
Soil type: Loamy
Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained
Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade
Aspect: South, West
Hardiness: Hardy (H4)
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