P. Nigra (Black Bamboo)

Below is a grove of black bamboo. Like all varieties notice how well bamboo mulches itself over time. Nigra is one of the least cold hardy bamboo varieties I have. It will take damage when temps drop in the teens and canes will start dying when temps are low single digits. It comes back well from the roots, however.

Nigra starts out green and over time turns black. Below is a picture I took of some nigra canes 2 months after shooting. As you can see they are starting to to turn black in places but are still mostly green.

Below are the canes 2 months later. A lot more black than green now but still mottled. A few more months and they will be solid black

Some black bamboo in the snow