- Height: 20 - 30 feet (6.1 - 9.1m)
- Max. Diameter: 2" (5cm)
- Hardiness: -18°C (0°F)
- USDA Zone: 6b
- Light: Full Sun
Phyllostachys nigra is renown for it's black culms. New culms emerge green but thoroughly fade to jet black culms within the first year or two. The combination of beautiful green leaves and black culms provide a stunning contrast in all four seasons. Black bamboo is probably the most popular ornamental bamboo in the world. Also highly sought after here in the Pacific Northwest.
Looking through a black bamboo grove.
Closeup of culm.
Close up of branch, culm and internode.
View of the canopy.