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Black Stripe Bamboo

Poaceae Phyllostachys Nigra Megurochiku

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Grows InZone 6B · -5° to 0° F through Zone 11 · Above 40° F
Grows in Ashburn! (Learn More)
Sun ExposureFull / Mostly Sun, Morning Sun / Evening Shade, Morning Shade / Evening Sun, Dappled Light / Filtered Sun
Soil DrainageWell Drained, Moderately Drained
Resistent ToDeer Resistant, Heat
Foliage ColorMedium Green
Average Height40' to 50'
Average Width.5' to 1'
AttractsWildlife, Visual Attention, Songbirds / Birds
Additional Information About Black Stripe Bamboo


Black Stripe, Phyllostachys Nigra 'Megurochiku', is a very beautiful, rare collector species, timber size bamboo with brown to purplish-black grooves on each internode. 'Megurochiku' is drought tolerant and noted to have high quality wood for crafting purposes. Grows up to 54 feet inheight and will tolerate temperatures to 0 degrees F. Will tolerate some partial shade but best color and stripes will occur with more sun.

Black Stripe is a running bamboo, which means it spreads. Bamboo can be easily controlled in a small area (a normal city yard) simply by mowing or stepping on the young shoots. Keep in mind that running bamboo only puts up new shoots for a short time each year, and when they are "shooting", the new plants are very fragile and easy to destroy.  New shoots could also be used for culinary purposes and cooked, much like asparagus. Root pruning, a Bamboo Root Barrier or growing plants in above- or below-ground containers are other methods to control spread.

Gardener Direct also carries Bamboo fertilizer and planting soil containing Biochar, a highly porous material that allows for long term water and nutrient holding capabilities. 


Containers/Pots: Good
Crafts: Excellent
Edible: Excellent
Hedge: Too tall
Indoor: Too large
Ornamental: Excellent
Privacy Screen: High branches
Specimen: Yes, in containers
Wood Quality: Excellent


USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 6B-11
Type: Running, moderate
Height: Up to 54'
Spread: 10'+ with no control
Culm Diameter: 3.5"
Sun: Full Sun or Part Shade
Soil: Average, well-drained
Growth Rate: Fast



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