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Phyllostachys nigra f. henonis AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Bamboo

Habit

Columnar/Upright

Resilience

Hardiness

H5 (hardy - cold winter)

Colour

Foliage

Green in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Stem

Green and Dark Yellow in

Size

Ultimate height

2.5-4 metres

Ultimate spread

1.5-2.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

10-20 years


Preferred common name

Henon bamboo

Family

Poaceae


Phyllostachys are attractive, tall, clump-forming, evergreen bamboos with canes grooved on alternate sides between the nodes, and usually two leafy branches at each node

P. nigra f. henonis is an evergreen bamboo with arching, bright green young canes with abundant narrowly-lanceolate leaves to 10cm in length

Synonym(s)

  • Phyllostachys henonis

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

  • South-facing or West-facing
  • Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil, in full sun or partial shade. Protect from cold drying winds. In a container grow in a loam-based compost and feed with a balanced liquid fertiliser on a monthly basis during the growing season. May remain clump-forming in poor or dry soils but can become invasive in warm, moist or favourable conditions; see bamboo control and bamboo cultivation

Soil

  • Moist but well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Loam

Propagation

Propagate by division in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Architectural or Hedging/Screens


How to care

Pruning

Remove spent stems and thin to show off stems to best effect. Cut back after flowering

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free