Phyllostachys nigra

Scientific name: Phyllostachys nigra Family: POACEAE Common names: "Black bamboo" "whangee cane" "kuro-chiku" Plant Type: Evergreen perennial bamboo Conditions: Zone: 7-10 Light: Full sun - dappled shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Fertile humus rich Moisture: Moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 8-15' W 6-10' Leaf and Stem shape: Elegant arching canes, green at first becoming blackish-brown with maturity, … Continue reading Phyllostachys nigra

Pleioblastus auricomus

Scientific name: Pleioblastus auricomus Synonym: Arundinaria auricoma, Arundinaria viridistriata, Pleioblastus viridistriatus Family: POACEAE Common names: "Kamuro-zasu" "kamuro-zasa" Plant Type: Evergreen perennial bamboo Conditions: Zone: 7-11 Light: Full sun for best colour Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Fertile humus Moisture: Moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 3-5' W 5' Leaf and Stem shape: Compact colony of erect, purplish-green canes, with narrow, yellow … Continue reading Pleioblastus auricomus