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Phyllostachys nigra ‘Henon’

Family: Poaceae

Common name: BLACK BAMBOO

Native to: Central China, Eastern China

Sentiments: candid, devoted, durability and longevity, friend of china, symbol of graceful strength


Type: grass

Forms: erect, spreading

Max height: 24 feet

Max width: indefinite


white/off white




Attracts wildlife: adult butterfly

Exposure: light shade, sun

Propagates by: seed

Soil type: wide range

USDA Zones: zone 7 to 0 f, zone 8 to +10 f, zone 9 to +20 f, zone 10 to +30 f

Temp. range: 0 to +40 °F

Water: regular