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Phyllostachys nigra

Bamboo

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Features

  • Growth HabitUpright rosette
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Phyllostachys nigra (Bamboo). A bamboo with black or green stems from East and Central China.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Bamboo

Other common names

Black bamboo, Kuro-chiku

Origin

China

Interest and use

Used for hedging as well as for ornamentation. The woody stems can have many uses.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They will thrive in a sheltered position that is not too dry.

Propagation

Propagate from seeds in the spring or autumn, or by division in spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Usually little trouble from pests and diseases.

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