This is one of the most popular black bamboos. Java Black is a great feature plant showing off flat matt black poles with green stripes that hold their colour well. The internodes are white. Foliage has a tropical form. The timber is thick walled and this species is good for construction work. Java is fairly tight clumping and upright.
Typical Height: 10 metres
Temp: min -4
Culm Width: 10cm
Position: Full sun / part shade
Growing tips: Bamboo is hardy and will grow in most soil conditions. Applying a good organic fertiliser and mulch will encourage fast, healthy growth.