Phyllostachys are attractive, tall, evergreen bamboos that make a strong architectural statement in the garden.
P. nigra is a large, elegant evergreen bamboo with arching, green stems that become shiny purple-black with age. It looks great in contemporary-style, jungle, or Japanese-style gardens and looks best planted as a single specimen.
For best results grow in moist but well-drained soil. Although it’s one of the less invasive types of bamboo, precautions may be taken to restrict spread, such as planting in a large container or limiting the roots with a non-perishable barrier.
Perfect for Containers
Suitable as Hedge