Interesting Plant: Black Bamboo (Phyllostachys nigra)

I came across this photo of Black Bamboo (Phyllostachys nigra) on Pinterest and was immediately taken with it. It looks so dramatic with its dark canes against the green foliage. Unfortunately, as it grows to over 30 feet tall, I don’t think I have a spot for it in my garden. Still, I wanted to pass along this picture for those of you who might be interested in it. I will definitely store away this idea for future reference should I ever start a garden where it mint fit in.

As with all bamboos, Black Bamboo can be invasive and needs to be well managed to keep it in control. There are lots of gardener reports on the plant in the link below from You’ll also find more pictures and info in the links below.


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