Phyllostachys nigra (Black stemmed bamboo)


This famous black caned bamboo is green to start turning black in its second year.
Grow in sun where the canes colour quickly.

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Phyllostachys Nigra is renowned for its 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.  Height up to 4.5 metres.


Additional information

Eventual Height

15-18 ft

Common Name

Black stemmed bamboo

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