With jet black culms and feathery green leaves, this is perhaps our most sought after bamboo. New culms emerge green every spring and gradually turn black in one to three years. There is always a contrast of light and dark culms balanced by slender, dark green leaves. This bamboo is initially slow to spread, through when mature, it can be quite vigorous. If planted in poor soil it tends to grow in a tight cluster, producing mostly thin, weepy culms. P. nigra should be given a generous layer of rich topsoil, composed of compost or aged manure and mulch, and space to grow unimpeded. It makes an outstanding specimen, if well cared for, and can be the focal point of any garden. It can also be shaped to form a dense hedge for privacy.
|Max Culm Diameter||2.25"|
|Sun Exposure||Partial Shade to Full|
|Water Requirements||Low to Medium|
Max Culm Diameter:
Partial Shade to Full
Low to Medium