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Gigantochloa atroviolacea/Java Black Bamboo

Gigantochloa atroviolacea / Gigantochloa atroviolacea
Large, molre mature clums are black
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Large, molre mature clums are black

Clums showing several stages of development of darker color

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Scientific Name: Gigantochloa atroviolacea
Common Name: Java Black Bamboo
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: over 50 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: Much sought after bamboo which is rare at this writing. Shoots are edible and turn yellow when cooked. The black clums, up to 4" in diameter, are used for making musical instruments and in furniture. The wood remains black after harvesting. Used as a specimen plant and in containers.