Scientific Name: Phyllostachys nigra Form: Oval - vertical
Common Name:blackstem bamboo Texture:Medium - fine
Family Name:PoaceaeHabit: Arching, Stiffly upright, Dense, Twiggy, Spreading
Plant Type: Bamboo, Poales (grass-like) Mature Size (ht. X w.):7 - 10m x 5 - 7m
Origin: S.E. Asia / Japan / China Hardiness Zone:Zone 7: (-18 to -12 C)
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Lanceolate, Entire
Flowers: Spikelet, (Panicle-like), Brown, May
Fruit: Grain (caryopsis), Brown, Jul- Aug
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade
Soil: Acidic, Well-drained, Humus rich
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Container planting, Cut flower or foliage, Filler, Group or mass planting, Hedge row, Mixed shrub border, Screening, Specimen plant, Summer interest, Tall background, Woodland margin
Key ID Features:Clump forming; stems green/turn black/purple, round with flat groove on one side; leaves upright, <8cm long, lance-shaped, dark green, feathery.